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Jay County, Indiana

Religious Traditions, 2010

3,293   3,096   1,731 100 13,033
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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 35 1.6
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 1,024 48.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 23 1.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 2 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 1,731 81.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 245 11.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 20 0.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 98 4.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 111 5.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 803 37.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 61 2.9
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 428 20.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 55 2.6
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 24 1.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 342 16.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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5 421 19.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 196 9.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 63 3.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 77 3.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 2,305 108.5
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 156 7.3
Totals: 67 8,220  

The population of Jay County, Indiana was 21,253 in 2010; in 2000 it was 21,806. The total population changed -2.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (8,220) included 38.7% 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.