State Membership Report
 Maps and Reports > Select State > State Report
Search Maps & Reports:

New Mexico

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.
[More information on the data sources]

Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 443 584,941 284.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 337 113,452 55.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 135 67,637 32.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
----
197 67,353 32.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 109 36,424 17.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 149 30,432 14.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 148 15,928 7.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 65 10,663 5.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 47 10,646 5.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 59 8,696 4.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 45 8,245 4.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 22 5,991 2.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 36 4,762 2.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 33 4,696 2.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 10 4,116 2.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 24 3,880 1.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 56 3,523 1.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 3 3,257 1.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 16 3,129 1.5
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 3 3,029 1.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 18 2,884 1.4
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 2,700 1.3
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 2,573 1.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,499 1.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 2,393 1.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 2,237 1.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 9 2,007 1.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,595 0.8
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 1,513 0.7
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 18 1,271 0.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,264 0.6
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,262 0.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 980 0.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 808 0.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 802 0.4
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 800 0.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 7 793 0.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 790 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 770 0.4
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 756 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 754 0.4
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 14 750 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 747 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 724 0.4
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 675 0.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 661 0.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 599 0.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 8 555 0.3
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 492 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 463 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 448 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 12 346 0.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 5 300 0.1
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 294 0.1
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 250 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 218 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 169 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 159 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 135 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 128 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 124 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 112 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 104 0.1
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 102 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 84 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 4 77 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.0
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 32 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 30 0.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 24 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 23 0.0
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 21 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 10 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 9 0.0
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 7 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 9 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 --- ---
Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 0 ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 56 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 35 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Totals: 2,447 1,031,198  

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.

* 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.