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Adams County, Indiana

Denominational Groups, 2000

11,548 4,703   4,810   12,564
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 2 304 9.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 2 146 4.3
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 42 1.3
Catholic Church Catholic 2 4,810 143.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 211 6.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 458 13.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 403 12.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 4 779 23.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 21 0.6
Evangelical Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 1 208 6.2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 95 2.8
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 2 83 2.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 7 3,909 116.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 1,428 42.5
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 1,020 30.3
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 34 2,686 79.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 1 175 5.2
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 4 1,507 44.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 10 2,696 80.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 80 2.4
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 83 21,061  
Total (Adjusted)**:   23,171  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 31,095; in 2000 it was 33,625. The total population changed 8.1%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (21,061) include 62.6% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (23,171) include 68.9% of the population.


*The Unadjusted Totals come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. [More information on the data collection]

**The Adjusted Totals include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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