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Colorado Springs, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

98,164 2,686 34,723 54,095 947 24,113 430,885
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 24 60,056 111.74
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 34 21,211 39.46
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 17,000 31.63
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 27 11,905 22.15
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 10,701 19.91
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 8,610 16.02
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 14 8,385 15.60
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 6,400 11.91
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 5,387 10.02
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 4,494 8.36
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 4,332 8.06
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 4,195 7.80
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 3,983 7.41
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 3,752 6.98
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 3,267 6.08
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 2,392 4.45
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,857 3.45
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 1,805 3.36
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,725 3.21
Jewish Other Judaism 4 1,500 2.79
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,238 2.30
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,155 2.15
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,135 2.11
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,066 1.98
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 965 1.80
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 857 1.59
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 760 1.41
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 665 1.24
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 609 1.13
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 543 1.01
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 428 0.80
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 423 0.79
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 409 0.76
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 404 0.75
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 388 0.72
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 329 0.61
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 309 0.57
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 303 0.56
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 276 0.51
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 231 0.43
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 196 0.36
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 156 0.29
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 148 0.28
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 148 0.28
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 140 0.26
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 126 0.23
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 91 0.17
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 91 0.17
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 51 0.09
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.09
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 45 0.08
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 38 0.07
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 28 0.05
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 24 0.04
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Totals: 315 196,782  

The population of the Colorado Springs, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 537,484 in 2000; in 1990 it was 409,482. The total population changed 31.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (196,782) included 36.6% 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 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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