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Grand Junction, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

25,054   7,062 80 7,939 10,593 95,995
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 18 10,060 68.6
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
22 9,099 62.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 7,939 54.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 4,222 28.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 3,663 25.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 3,341 22.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 6 1,658 11.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 1,412 9.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 1,177 8.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 926 6.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 781 5.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 642 4.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 639 4.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 569 3.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 4 512 3.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 503 3.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 475 3.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 430 2.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 410 2.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 1 310 2.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 310 2.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 215 1.5
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 186 1.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 142 1.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 135 0.9
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 131 0.9
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 128 0.9
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 115 0.8
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 110 0.7
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 104 0.7
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 56 0.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 32 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 12 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 5 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 148 50,728  

The population of the Grand Junction, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 146,723 in 2010; in 2000 it was 116,255. The total population changed 26.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (50,728) included 34.6% of the total population in 2010.

Grand Junction, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Mesa 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 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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