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Los Alamos County, New Mexico

Religious Traditions, 2010

3,950   3,845 34 2,870 1,394 5,857
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 1,045 57.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 80 4.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 4,250 234.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 117 6.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 60 3.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 1 209 11.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 499 27.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 940 51.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 134 7.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 310 17.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 520 28.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 50 2.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 554 30.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 9 0.5
Jewish Other Judaism 1 250 13.8
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 421 23.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 84 4.6
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 2,262 124.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 206 11.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,045 57.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 1,289 71.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 110 6.1
Totals: 28 14,444  

The population of Los Alamos County, New Mexico was 18,115 in 1990; in 1980 it was 17,599. The total population changed 2.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (14,444) included 79.7% of the total population in 1990.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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