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Huntington County, Indiana

Denominational Groups, 2000

7,973 6,387   5,059 4 18,652
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 2 381 10.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 1 104 2.7
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 4 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 2 145 3.8
Catholic Church Catholic 3 5,059 132.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 2 143 3.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 2 1,005 26.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 1,460 38.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 170 4.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 1 16 0.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 45 1.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 5 518 13.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 4 957 25.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 210 5.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 216 5.7
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 65 1.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 807 21.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 2 6 0.2
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptist Associations/Fellowships Evangelical Protestant 2 500 13.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 1 260 6.8
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 1,827 48.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 29 0.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 1 156 4.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 5 1,561 41.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 16 2,964 77.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 5 815 21.4
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 69 19,423  
Total (Adjusted)**:   21,366  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 35,427; in 2000 it was 38,075. The total population changed 7.5%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (19,423) include 51.0% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (21,366) include 56.1% 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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