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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.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 403 467,356 308.5
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 238 0.2
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 12 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 35 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 152 20,841 13.8
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 470 0.3
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 7,046 4.7
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 98 0.1
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant Catholicism 2 26 0.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 215 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 6 610 0.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 34 6,572 4.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 1,690 1.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 536 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 37 2,240 1.5
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 54 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 406 0.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 111 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 15 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 48 6,571 4.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 169 19,780 13.1
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 57 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 2,224 1.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 830 0.5
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 1,114 0.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 355 0.2
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 5,075 3.3
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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19 23,078 15.2
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 25 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 236 0.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 32 6,604 4.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 387 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 192 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 960 0.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 527 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 796 0.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 46 4,523 3.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 271 158,873 104.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 75 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 541 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,885 1.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 16 4,224 2.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 47 10,691 7.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 22 11,378 7.5
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 13 396 0.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 67 14,730 9.7
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 575 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,556 1.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 121 54,664 36.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 16 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 106 39,429 26.0
Jewish Other Judaism 6 6,075 4.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 1,301 0.9
Totals: 1,824 889,298  

The population of New Mexico was 1,515,069 in 1990; in 1980 it was 1,302,894. The total population changed 16.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (889,298) included 58.7% 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.