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Fort Collins, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

56,390 17,721 35,495 370 11,909 177,745
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 7 24,218 130.11
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 5,912 31.76
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 5,601 30.09
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 4,261 22.89
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 3,807 20.45
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 3,299 17.72
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 3,281 17.63
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 2,234 12.00
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,073 11.14
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 2,000 10.74
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,491 8.01
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,347 7.24
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,254 6.74
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,187 6.38
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 970 5.21
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 653 3.51
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 634 3.41
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 604 3.24
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 585 3.14
Jewish Other Judaism 1 584 3.14
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 377 2.03
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 353 1.90
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 300 1.61
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 299 1.61
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 280 1.50
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 279 1.50
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 276 1.48
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 275 1.48
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 210 1.13
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 182 0.98
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 150 0.81
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 88 0.47
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 81 0.44
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 79 0.42
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 77 0.41
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 76 0.41
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 61 0.33
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 51 0.27
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 44 0.24
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.23
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 32 0.17
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 31 0.17
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 28 0.15
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 136 69,667  

The population of the Fort Collins, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 186,136 in 1990; in 1980 it was 149,184. The total population changed 24.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (69,667) included 37.4% 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 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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