Metro-Area Membership Report
 Maps and Reports > Select Metro > Metro Report
Search Maps & Reports:

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.
[More information on the data sources]

Reports


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