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Howard County, Indiana

Denominational Groups, 2000

19,916 10,280 60 9,597 610 44,501
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 2 263 3.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 3 1,070 12.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 5 1,370 16.1
Bahá'í Other Theology 1 51 0.6
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 127 1.5
Catholic Church Catholic 2 9,597 113.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 107 1.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 3 1,899 22.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 8 3,191 37.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 255 3.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 2 521 6.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 42 0.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 44 0.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 405 4.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 247 2.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 3 1,528 18.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 512 6.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 348 4.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 125 1.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 324 3.8
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 2 233 2.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 7 822 9.7
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 755 8.9
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 1,500 17.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 1,650 19.4
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 3 923 10.9
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 1 42 0.5
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 1 130 1.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 1,554 18.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 95 1.1
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.6
Old Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 1 132 1.6
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 2 150 1.8
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 60 0.7
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 2 1,308 15.4
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 643 7.6
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 1,371 16.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 149 1.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 4 1,390 16.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 24 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 1 424 5.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 15 4,085 48.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 787 9.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 110 1.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 104 40,463  
Total (Adjusted)**:   46,743  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 80,827; in 2000 it was 84,964. The total population changed 5.1%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (40,463) include 47.6% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (46,743) include 55.0% of the population.

Source

*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. www.glenmary.org [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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