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Mesa County (Colorado)

Religious Traditions, 2010

25,054 7,062 7,939 80 10,593 95,995
Evangelical 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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 15 5,890 50.66
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 5,326 45.81
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,839 24.42
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 2,724 23.43
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 2,292 19.72
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,700 14.62
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 1,152 9.91
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,067 9.18
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 945 8.13
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 892 7.67
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 889 7.65
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 768 6.61
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 600 5.16
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 598 5.14
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 565 4.86
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
2 550 4.73
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 481 4.14
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 475 4.09
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 435 3.74
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 378 3.25
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 358 3.08
Jewish Other Judaism 1 320 2.75
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 315 2.71
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 197 1.69
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 171 1.47
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 160 1.38
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 155 1.33
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 152 1.31
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 145 1.25
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 100 0.86
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 91 0.78
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 91 0.78
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 88 0.76
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 80 0.69
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 70 0.60
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 49 0.42
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 37 0.32
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 37 0.32
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 27 0.23
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 12 0.10
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 112 33,221  

The population of Mesa County, Colorado was 116,255 in 2000; in 1990 it was 93,145. The total population changed 24.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (33,221) included 28.6% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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