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New Mexico

Religious Traditions, 2010

277,326 4,321 71,118 584,941 1,995 91,497 1,027,981
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 450 670,511 368.61
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 301 132,675 72.94
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 120 42,261 23.23
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 120 41,597 22.87
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 164 22,070 12.13
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 169 18,985 10.44
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 67 13,224 7.27
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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3 12,650 6.95
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 49 12,219 6.72
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 22 10,969 6.03
Jewish Other Judaism 10 10,500 5.77
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 33 6,565 3.61
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 34 5,584 3.07
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 54 5,570 3.06
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 48 5,548 3.05
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 19 5,214 2.87
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 3,773 2.07
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 47 3,422 1.88
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 3,100 1.70
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 20 2,665 1.47
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 2,604 1.43
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 2,566 1.41
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,445 1.34
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 2,314 1.27
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 2,123 1.17
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 9 1,684 0.93
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 1,676 0.92
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,449 0.80
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,080 0.59
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 807 0.44
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 792 0.44
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 717 0.39
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 670 0.37
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 656 0.36
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 587 0.32
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 585 0.32
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 574 0.32
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 505 0.28
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 12 450 0.25
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 450 0.25
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 8 411 0.23
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 397 0.22
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 342 0.19
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 307 0.17
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 288 0.16
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 263 0.14
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 237 0.13
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 182 0.10
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 175 0.10
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 158 0.09
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 156 0.09
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 150 0.08
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 145 0.08
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 140 0.08
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 139 0.08
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 137 0.08
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 109 0.06
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 92 0.05
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 62 0.03
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 56 0.03
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 20 0.01
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 17 0.01
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 9 0.00
Buddhists Other Other Groups 25 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Totals: 2,026 1,057,828  

The population of New Mexico was 1,819,046 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,515,069. The total population changed 20.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,057,828) included 58.2% 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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