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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 % Change
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 +8,511 +1,355.3%
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +2 +559 +176.9%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +17 +1,806 +156.8%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +22 +8,905 +115.2%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +96 +72,160 +102.6%
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 +91 +76.5%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -6 +1,534 +75.3%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +12 +1,671 +75.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +6 +2,151 +73.6%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +17 +328,738 +68.1%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +7 +5,898 +66.8%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +11 +3,117 +50.9%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +11 +16,495 +48.3%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +7 +535 +47.4%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -6 +951 +45.7%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +8,196 +44.9%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +328 +43.2%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +5 +1,298 +39.8%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +14 +20.9%
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 +60 +18.1%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +7 +462 +15.2%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +27 +2,564 +15.2%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -4 +173 +13.4%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 +40 +9.8%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 +89 +2.0%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +16 -92 -1.1%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -5 -166 -7.7%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -4 -1,552 -9.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -5 -6,095 -9.9%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +8 -4,909 -10.4%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +190 -10,461 -12.8%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -9 -2,359 -13.5%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -10 -12,429 -13.6%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -7 -87 -16.4%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist -2 -3,620 -24.3%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -2 -9,436 -26.1%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 -832 -26.8%
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 -93 -27.7%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -20 -8,303 -29.3%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -4 -14,874 -29.3%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -14 -7,682 -34.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -404 -36.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -10 -1,096 -51.2%
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 -237 -55.1%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -169 -69.3%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 -292 -88.8%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -1,061 -100.0%
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -2 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist -18 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science -8 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist +1 --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist -3 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist +3 --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -13 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +3 --- ---
Totals: +322 +380,097 +33%

The population of Colorado was 5,029,196 in 2010; in 2000 it was 4,301,261. The total population changed 16.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,902,282) included 37.8% of the total population in 2010.

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.