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Howard County, Indiana

Religious Traditions, 2010

25,100 1,529 9,026 85 5,200 1,029 40,783
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
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 132 1.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 263 3.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,070 12.6
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,370 16.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 51 0.6
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 127 1.5
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 9,597 113.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 107 1.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,899 22.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 3,191 37.6
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 255 3.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 521 6.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 42 0.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 0.5
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 405 4.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 247 2.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,528 18.0
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 512 6.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 348 4.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 125 1.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 324 3.8
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 923 10.9
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 233 2.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 7 822 9.7
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 755 8.9
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 1,500 17.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 1,650 19.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.5
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 1 130 1.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,554 18.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 95 1.1
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 50 0.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 150 1.8
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.7
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,308 15.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 643 7.6
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,371 16.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 149 1.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,390 16.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 24 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 424 5.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 4,085 48.1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 787 9.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 110 1.3
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 104 40,463  

The population of Howard County, Indiana was 84,964 in 2000; in 1990 it was 80,827. The total population changed 5.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (40,463) included 47.6% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.