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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
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 22 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 336 0.1
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 242 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 84 28,333 8.6
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 67 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 99 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 165 34,138 10.4
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 96 0.0
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 233 0.1
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 34,887 10.6
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 253 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 286 482,892 146.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 2,037 0.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 20 2,463 0.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 41 14,911 4.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 77 18,265 5.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 4,516 1.4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 37 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 29 2,141 0.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 3,044 0.9
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 228 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 529 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 193 70,313 21.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 1,121 0.3
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 331 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 167 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 88 17,455 5.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 150 17,312 5.3
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,061 0.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 48 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,128 0.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 6,123 1.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 104 36,119 11.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 43 7,732 2.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 119 61,668 18.7
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 55 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 8,835 2.7
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 47 8,172 2.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 1,288 0.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 27 1,862 0.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 19 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 26,450 8.0
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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33 18,055 5.5
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 1,152 0.3
Jewish Other Judaism 26 48,550 14.7
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 188 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 114 47,262 14.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 24 2,142 0.7
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 329 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 244 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 408 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 759 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 129 50,831 15.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,228 0.7
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 3,099 0.9
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 119 0.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 628 0.2
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 430 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 75 16,892 5.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 192 81,627 24.8
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 316 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 12 2,921 0.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 73 22,622 6.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 222 91,310 27.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 2,080 0.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 21 3,260 1.0
Totals: 2,813 1,294,376  

The population of Colorado was 3,294,394 in 1990; in 1980 it was 2,889,964. The total population changed 14.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,294,376) included 39.3% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.