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Denver County (Colorado)

Religious Traditions, 2010

52,278 8,458 38,023 159,489 5,830 40,681 295,399
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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 41 159,196 287.03
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 110 0.20
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 190 0.34
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 3,371 6.08
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 32 0.06
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 29 0.05
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 671 1.21
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,465 4.44
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 263 0.47
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 577 1.04
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 52 0.09
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 17 0.03
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 715 1.29
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,348 4.23
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,089 1.96
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 567 1.02
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 133 0.24
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 790 1.42
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 993 1.79
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 610 1.10
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,100 1.98
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 1,348 2.43
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 149 0.27
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 3,447 6.21
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 322 0.58
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 981 1.77
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 45 0.08
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 118 0.21
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 910 1.64
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 4,397 7.93
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 7,094 12.79
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 442 0.80
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 376 0.68
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 200 0.36
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 393 0.71
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 17 10,810 19.49
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 4,254 7.67
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 14 8,810 15.88
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 4,812 8.68
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 90 0.16
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 357 0.64
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 6,160 11.11
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,067 1.92
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,925 3.47
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 8,600 15.51
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 418 0.75
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,845 3.33
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 170 0.31
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 387 0.70
Buddhists Other Other Groups 23 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 3,340 6.02
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 153 0.28
Hindus Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 17 38,100 68.69
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 6 6,132 11.06
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 1,019 1.84
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 356 293,989  

The population of Denver County, Colorado was 554,636 in 2000; in 1990 it was 467,610. The total population changed 18.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (293,989) included 53.0% 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.


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