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Wayne County, Indiana

Denominational Groups, 2000

12,067 11,034   5,497 631 41,868
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
Catholic Church Catholic 4 5,497 77.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 18 3,694 52.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 11 3,060 43.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 12 2,603 36.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 6 2,341 32.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 3 1,835 25.8
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 1,423 20.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 8 1,230 17.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 2 1,102 15.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 1 1,001 14.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 16 937 13.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 4 760 10.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 4 747 10.5
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptist Associations/Fellowships Evangelical Protestant 2 491 6.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 475 6.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 3 273 3.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 5 268 3.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 228 3.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 204 2.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 175 2.5
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 2 166 2.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 1 161 2.3
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 139 2.0
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 1 130 1.8
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 80 1.1
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 67 0.9
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 2 56 0.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 49 0.7
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 26 0.4
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 1 11 0.2
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 117 29,229  
Total (Adjusted)**:   33,378  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 71,951; in 2000 it was 71,097. The total population changed -1.2%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (29,229) include 41.1% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (33,378) include 46.9% 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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