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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 % Change
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +5 +533 +224.9%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +878 +122.5%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +311 +108.0%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +15 +25,376 +60.0%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +3 +1,512 +58.1%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -3 +285 +56.4%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +5 +3,126 +56.1%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -3 +2,697 +48.6%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 +717 +42.8%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -15 +8,362 +37.9%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints +0 +144 +35.0%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -3 +160 +27.3%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups +0 +43 +24.6%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +0 +323 +19.2%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +19 +12.7%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups -2 +219 +8.2%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +9 +101 +3.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 +54 +2.2%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +3 +1.9%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +3 +10 +1.3%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +3 +5 +0.8%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 +7 +0.3%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3 +1 +0.1%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -77 -3.3%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -9 -6.6%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -8 -8.7%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -1 -100 -9.3%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -11 -5,173 -12.4%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -7 -85,570 -12.8%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -2 -1,573 -12.9%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -21 -14.5%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +36 -19,223 -14.5%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +2 -822 -14.7%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -21 -3,057 -16.1%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 -2,561 -19.4%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -122 -20.9%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -126 -22.0%
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 -2 -22.2%
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -38 -27.1%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -1,869 -28.5%
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -1 -46 -29.1%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist -3 -2,085 -40.0%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -859 -40.5%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran +0 -4,978 -45.4%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist +1 -695 -48.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -33 -58.9%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +3 -2,260 -59.9%
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -207 -60.5%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -62 -100.0%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +8 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
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 the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 --- ---
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 -1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
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 --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -1 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: +18 -86,690 -8%

The population of New Mexico was 2,059,179 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,819,046. The total population changed 13.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,031,198) included 50.1% of the total population in 2010.

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.