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Religious Traditions, 2010

281,300 9,714 115,244 8,682 408,253 117,086 1,547,314
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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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190 117,042 47.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 127 27,519 11.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 111 61,253 24.6
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 91 408,253 164.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 60 32,586 13.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 51 29,257 11.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 47 14,744 5.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 46 17,692 7.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 46 19,779 8.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 40 10,334 4.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 38 13,268 5.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 35 6,433 2.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 28 13,509 5.4
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 26 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 25 5,448 2.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 25 2,922 1.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 24 5,303 2.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 7,542 3.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 6,420 2.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 10,692 4.3
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 20 12,973 5.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 2,260 0.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 16 1,321 0.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 4,682 1.9
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 13,430 5.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 2,139 0.9
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 11 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 11 14,714 5.9
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 3,278 1.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,791 0.7
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 10 1,805 0.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 932 0.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 3,582 1.4
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 2,358 0.9
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 8 --- ---
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 8 361 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,330 0.5
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 7 649 0.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,621 0.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 7,156 2.9
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 6 768 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,224 0.5
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 722 0.3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 294 0.1
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,778 0.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 5 9,221 3.7
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 875 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 5 2,512 1.0
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 3,778 1.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,657 0.7
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 358 0.1
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 4 3,425 1.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 208 0.1
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 4,125 1.7
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 733 0.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 452 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 532 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 690 0.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 193 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 253 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 5,100 2.1
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 241 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 243 0.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 922 0.4
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 184 0.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 3,240 1.3
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 628 0.3
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 177 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 0.1
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 200 0.1
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,261 0.5
Tao Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 81 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 180 0.1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Canadian and American Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.2
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 210 0.1
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,562 0.6
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 2,000 0.8
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 588 0.2
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 30 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 355 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 13 0.0
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 243 0.1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 99 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 640 0.3
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 78 0.0
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 9 0.0
Totals: 1,550 940,279  

The population of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,487,593 in 2010; in 2000 it was 2,157,756. The total population changed 15.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (940,279) included 37.8% of the total population in 2010.

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 9 counties: Adams County, Colorado, Arapahoe County, Colorado, Clear Creek County, Colorado, Denver County, Colorado, Douglas County, Colorado, Elbert County, Colorado, Gilpin County, Colorado, Jefferson County, Colorado, Park 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.