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Boulder, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

28,825   19,126 718 59,240 14,359 172,299
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 10 59,240 201.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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25 13,992 47.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 17 8,620 29.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 9 6,350 21.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 3,832 13.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 3,424 11.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 3,356 11.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 3,097 10.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 1,730 5.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,673 5.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,536 5.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 1,338 4.5
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 1,287 4.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,271 4.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,128 3.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,110 3.8
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 1,050 3.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 673 2.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 670 2.3
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 662 2.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 14 552 1.9
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 551 1.9
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 9 492 1.7
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 468 1.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 400 1.4
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 368 1.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 308 1.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 7 264 0.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 263 0.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.8
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 250 0.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 228 0.8
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 5 222 0.8
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 213 0.7
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 192 0.7
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 177 0.6
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 174 0.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 145 0.5
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 138 0.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 128 0.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 109 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 108 0.4
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 63 0.2
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 59 0.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 58 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 37 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Totals: 233 122,268  

The population of the Boulder, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 294,567 in 2010; in 2000 it was 291,288. The total population changed 1.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (122,268) included 41.5% of the total population in 2010.

Boulder, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Boulder County, Colorado.

* 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.