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Religious Traditions, 2010

277,326 4,321 71,118 1,995 584,941 91,497 1,027,981
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 Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 9 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 807 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,449 0.8
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 17 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 158 0.1
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 182 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 164 22,070 12.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 20 2,665 1.5
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 263 0.1
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 109 0.1
Buddhists Other Other Groups 25 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 450 670,511 368.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 288 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 19 5,214 2.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 33 6,565 3.6
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 2,314 1.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 505 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 47 3,422 1.9
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 585 0.3
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 120 42,261 23.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 145 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 48 5,548 3.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 169 18,985 10.4
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 62 0.0
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 8 411 0.2
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 670 0.4
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 140 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 2,566 1.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 49 12,219 6.7
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,080 0.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 22 10,969 6.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 3,773 2.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 20 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 12 450 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 397 0.2
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 717 0.4
Hindus Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 3,100 1.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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3 12,650 7.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 342 0.2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 307 0.2
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 237 0.1
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 10 10,500 5.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 34 5,584 3.1
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 150 0.1
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 139 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 175 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 2,604 1.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 56 0.0
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 450 0.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 156 0.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 92 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 1,676 0.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 67 13,224 7.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 792 0.4
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 574 0.3
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 2,123 1.2
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 54 5,570 3.1
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 301 132,675 72.9
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 9 1,684 0.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,445 1.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 120 41,597 22.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 656 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 137 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 587 0.3
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 2,026 1,057,828  

The population of New Mexico was 1,819,046 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,515,069. The total population changed 20.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,057,828) included 58.2% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.