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Cheyenne, WY, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

10,835 143 6,195 13,821 315 5,297 55,132
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 7 11,185 162.93
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,822 41.11
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 702 10.23
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 2,190 31.90
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,824 26.57
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 2,253 32.82
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,578 22.99
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,683 24.52
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 2,245 32.70
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 409 5.96
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 560 8.16
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 392 5.71
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 1,396 20.34
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 214 3.12
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 50 0.73
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 91 1.33
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 49 0.71
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 100 1.46
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 707 10.30
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 184 2.68
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 96 1.40
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 110 1.60
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 50 0.73
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 0.00
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 90 1.31
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 15 0.22
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,716 25.00
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 148 2.16
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 29 0.42
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 175 2.55
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 29 0.42
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 221 3.22
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 92 1.34
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
0 0 0.00
Jewish Other Judaism 0 0 0.00
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 40 0.58
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 69 33,445  

The population of the Cheyenne, WY, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 68,649 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (33,445) included 48.7% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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