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LaGrange County, Indiana

Religious Traditions, 2010

17,931   2,607 72 677   15,841
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 Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 56 8,400 285.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 2,027 68.8
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 1,923 65.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 566 19.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 315 10.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 441 15.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 329 11.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 175 5.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 271 9.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 146 5.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 35 1.2
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 72 2.4
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 6 0.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 72 2.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 100 3.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 64 2.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 583 19.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 62 2.1
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 18 0.6
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Totals: 101 15,605  

The population of LaGrange County, Indiana was 29,477 in 1990; in 1980 it was 25,550. The total population changed 15.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (15,605) included 52.9% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.