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Albuquerque, NM, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

100,081 1,814 28,903 1,644 240,940 34,704 478,991
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 93 240,940 271.6
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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72 37,379 42.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 75 24,975 28.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 39 20,840 23.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 11,832 13.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 11,062 12.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 5,829 6.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 11 5,021 5.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 14 4,669 5.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 3,657 4.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 3,550 4.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 10 3,365 3.8
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 12 3,346 3.8
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 3 3,029 3.4
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 2,700 3.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 2,573 2.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 2,363 2.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,159 2.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 1,808 2.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,801 2.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,500 1.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,273 1.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 1,081 1.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 7 994 1.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 845 1.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 750 0.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 700 0.8
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 675 0.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 509 0.6
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 500 0.6
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 492 0.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 448 0.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 412 0.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 406 0.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 371 0.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 326 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 321 0.4
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 294 0.3
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 6 291 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 284 0.3
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 277 0.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 235 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 220 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 190 0.2
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 5 185 0.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 185 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 177 0.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 154 0.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 135 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 130 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.1
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 102 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 86 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 84 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 79 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 79 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 74 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 61 0.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 24 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 24 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 10 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 9 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 9 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 7 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 14 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 623 408,086  

The population of the Albuquerque, NM, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 887,077 in 2010; in 2000 it was 729,649. The total population changed 21.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (408,086) included 46.0% of the total population in 2010.

Albuquerque, NM, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 4 counties: Bernalillo County, New Mexico, Sandoval County, New Mexico, Torrance County, New Mexico, Valencia County, New Mexico.

* 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.