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Madison County, Illinois

Religious Traditions, 2010

59,455 3,942 24,545 590 37,243 5,330 138,177
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic 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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 48 23,784 88.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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40 8,797 32.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 8,168 30.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 22 13,677 50.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 3,426 12.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 20 37,243 138.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 9,316 34.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 2,088 7.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,830 6.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 2,439 9.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 2,128 7.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 818 3.0
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 7 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 792 2.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 977 3.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 237 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 868 3.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 705 2.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 1,306 4.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,605 6.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 438 1.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 523 1.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,460 5.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 406 1.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 313 1.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 326 1.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 182 0.7
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 91 0.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 220 0.8
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 606 2.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 190 0.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,122 4.2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 1.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 139 0.5
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 0 ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 121 0.4
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 288 1.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 406 1.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 3,298 12.2
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 32 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 69 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 179 0.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 0 ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 2 0.0
Totals: 357 131,105  

The population of Madison County, Illinois was 269,282 in 2010; in 2000 it was 258,941. The total population changed 4.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (131,105) included 48.7% of the total population in 2010.

* 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 www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

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.