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Religious Traditions, 2010

50,827 13,182 22,360 0 13,649 185,447
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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
23 24,002 84.08
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 22,360 78.33
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 28 13,111 45.93
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 8,904 31.19
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 8,499 29.77
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 7,178 25.14
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 2,312 8.10
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 2,031 7.11
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,588 5.56
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,508 5.28
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,222 4.28
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 1,045 3.66
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 960 3.36
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 824 2.89
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 595 2.08
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 540 1.89
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 465 1.63
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 428 1.50
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 420 1.47
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 350 1.23
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 300 1.05
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 269 0.94
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 249 0.87
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 196 0.69
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 170 0.60
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 105 0.37
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 104 0.36
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.32
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 66 0.23
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.21
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 59 0.21
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 8 0.03
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 136 100,018  

The population of Douglas County, Colorado was 285,465 in 2010; in 2000 it was 175,766. The total population changed 62.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (100,018) included 35.0% 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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