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Morgan County, Illinois

Religious Traditions, 2010

5,851 299 5,934   4,495 635 18,333
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 4,495 126.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 1,998 56.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,742 49.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,501 42.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,481 41.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 3 1,145 32.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 5 1,067 30.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
5 913 25.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 668 18.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 436 12.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 410 11.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 255 7.2
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 179 5.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 174 4.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 151 4.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 120 3.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 117 3.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 107 3.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 105 3.0
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 82 2.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 50 1.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 18 0.5
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 62 17,214  

The population of Morgan County, Illinois was 35,547 in 2010; in 2000 it was 36,616. The total population changed -2.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (17,214) included 48.4% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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