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Bernalillo County (New Mexico)

Religious Traditions, 2010

81,470 1,625 25,031 175,266 1,644 27,665 349,863
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 44 132,122 274.92
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 35 30,425 63.31
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
11 18,124 37.71
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 15,534 32.32
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 9 7,983 16.61
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 18 7,897 16.43
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 5,573 11.60
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 5,242 10.91
Jewish Other Judaism 2 4,400 9.16
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 4,013 8.35
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 3,564 7.42
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 3,209 6.68
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 3,047 6.34
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 2,224 4.63
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 2,000 4.16
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,667 3.47
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,657 3.45
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,545 3.21
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,515 3.15
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 840 1.75
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 744 1.55
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 679 1.41
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 558 1.16
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 300 0.62
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 277 0.58
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 255 0.53
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 255 0.53
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 249 0.52
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 219 0.46
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 193 0.40
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 111 0.23
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 100 0.21
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 93 0.19
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 75 0.16
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 75 0.16
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 58 0.12
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 55 0.11
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 48 0.10
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 29 0.06
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 28 0.06
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 25 0.05
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 24 0.05
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 15 0.03
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 15 0.03
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 270 257,061  

The population of Bernalillo County, New Mexico was 480,577 in 1990; in 1980 it was 419,700. The total population changed 14.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (257,061) included 53.5% 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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