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El Paso County (Colorado)

Religious Traditions, 2010

95,284 2,686 33,697 52,310 947 22,775 414,564
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 19 48,052 121.03
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 19,528 49.19
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 11,360 28.61
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 8,297 20.90
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 21 8,188 20.62
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 7,839 19.74
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 13 7,084 17.84
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 4,561 11.49
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 4,012 10.11
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 3,995 10.06
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 3,900 9.82
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 8 3,450 8.69
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 3,150 7.93
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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5 2,600 6.55
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 2,382 6.00
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,966 4.95
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,897 4.78
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,849 4.66
Jewish Other Judaism 2 1,500 3.78
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 1,220 3.07
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 1,112 2.80
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,002 2.52
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 552 1.39
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 522 1.31
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 511 1.29
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 466 1.17
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 423 1.07
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 386 0.97
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 380 0.96
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 344 0.87
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 297 0.75
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 267 0.67
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 262 0.66
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 218 0.55
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 204 0.51
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 195 0.49
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 140 0.35
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 138 0.35
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 88 0.22
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 55 0.14
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 53 0.13
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 48 0.12
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 44 0.11
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 42 0.11
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 28 0.07
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 17 0.04
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Totals: 259 154,624  

The population of El Paso County, Colorado was 397,014 in 1990; in 1980 it was 309,424. The total population changed 28.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (154,624) included 38.9% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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