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Farmington, NM, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

19,905   5,222   12,500 15,001 77,416
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
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 23 10,863 118.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 13,363 145.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,559 17.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 10 1,343 14.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 8 7,181 78.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 324 3.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 678 7.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 3,378 36.9
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 351 3.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 281 3.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 731 8.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 289 3.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 459 5.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 850 9.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 88 1.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 43 0.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 1 357 3.9
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 40 0.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 405 4.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 78 0.9
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 500 5.5
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 1,004 11.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 292 3.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 58 0.6
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 50 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 25 0.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Totals: 128 44,590  

The population of the Farmington, NM, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 91,605 in 1990; in 1980 it was 81,433. The total population changed 12.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (44,590) included 48.7% of the total population in 1990.

Farmington, NM, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes San Juan 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 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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