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Santa Fe County (New Mexico)

Religious Traditions, 2010

7,839 4,246 69,552 282 5,571 56,680
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 23 69,552 482.43
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 2,305 15.99
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 2,247 15.59
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
13 2,178 15.11
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,463 10.15
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 1,387 9.62
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,002 6.95
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 866 6.01
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 6 761 5.28
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 654 4.54
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 551 3.82
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 458 3.18
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 382 2.65
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 364 2.52
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 361 2.50
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 324 2.25
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 279 1.94
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 256 1.78
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 255 1.77
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 5 205 1.42
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 190 1.32
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 177 1.23
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 4 163 1.13
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 120 0.83
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 112 0.78
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.76
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 106 0.74
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 95 0.66
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 95 0.66
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 83 0.58
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 78 0.54
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.52
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 69 0.48
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 61 0.42
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 54 0.37
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 53 0.37
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 134 87,490  

The population of Santa Fe County, New Mexico was 144,170 in 2010; in 2000 it was 129,292. The total population changed 11.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (87,490) included 60.7% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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