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Rio Grande County, Colorado

Religious Traditions, 2010

2,357   590   4,474 580 3,981
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 120 11.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 131 12.5
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 2,700 256.9
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 30 2.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 66 6.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 105 10.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 344 32.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 133 12.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 117 11.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 172 16.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 60 5.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 271 25.8
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 42 4.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 360 34.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 84 8.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 421 40.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 819 77.9
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 23 2.2
Totals: 29 5,998  

The population of Rio Grande County, Colorado was 10,511 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (5,998) included 57.1% of the total population in 1980.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.