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Nevada

Religious Traditions, 2010

213,188 9,751 41,558 9,281 451,070 203,107 1,772,596
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 74 451,070 167.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 323 175,149 64.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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140 82,611 30.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 186 45,535 16.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 61 30,545 11.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 17,727 6.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 37 13,148 4.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 21 10,576 3.9
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 18 10,504 3.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 23 7,739 2.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 26 6,615 2.4
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 24 6,196 2.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 17 5,564 2.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 5,375 2.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 30 5,235 1.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 5,121 1.9
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 36 5,003 1.9
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 6 4,016 1.5
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 4 3,085 1.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 2,991 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 2,829 1.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 2,424 0.9
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 2,000 0.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 1,991 0.7
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 1,861 0.7
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 8 1,760 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 14 1,723 0.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 1,700 0.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,586 0.6
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,416 0.5
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,355 0.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,301 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,017 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 937 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 841 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 828 0.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 800 0.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 769 0.3
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 609 0.2
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 445 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 436 0.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 379 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 327 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 317 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 314 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 267 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 260 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 259 0.1
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 240 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 225 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 217 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 5 207 0.1
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 186 0.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 186 0.1
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 184 0.1
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 136 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 6 136 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 125 0.0
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 112 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 112 0.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 72 0.0
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 61 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 56 0.0
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 43 0.0
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 24 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 24 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 23 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 8 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 27 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 2 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 2 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Totals: 1,392 927,955  

The population of Nevada was 2,700,551 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,998,257. The total population changed 35.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (927,955) included 34.4% of the total population in 2010.

* 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.