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Religious Traditions, 2010

601,009 13,019 246,706 11,213 811,630 218,705 3,126,914
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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 336 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 850 0.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 83 29,041 10.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 77 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 147 28,786 10.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 74 0.0
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 6 287 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 86 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 289 403,399 139.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,064 0.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 22 2,145 0.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 47 19,857 6.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 61 14,630 5.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 4,613 1.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 25 5,061 1.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 1,851 0.6
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 157 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 132 51,884 18.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 1,207 0.4
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 33 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 144 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 84 19,083 6.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 133 15,573 5.4
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 48 13,266 4.6
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 5,436 1.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 108 39,167 13.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,698 0.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 21 3,635 1.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 100 54,680 18.9
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 72 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 41 5,595 1.9
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 1,966 0.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 22 1,781 0.6
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Spiritualist 1 18 0.0
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 298 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 1,090 0.4
Jewish Other Judaism 10 5,748 2.0
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 264 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 100 46,694 16.2
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 15 1,382 0.5
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 319 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 3 585 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 41 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 188 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 416 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,163 0.4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 257 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 130 56,612 19.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,304 0.5
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 173 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,578 0.9
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 139 0.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,642 0.6
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 273 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 72 15,552 5.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 156 66,560 23.0
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 560 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 13 2,465 0.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 76 22,322 7.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 224 99,445 34.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 17 2,087 0.7
Totals: 2,373 1,057,709  

The population of Colorado was 2,889,964 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,057,709) included 36.6% of the total population in 1980.

* 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.