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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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 74 5,994 171.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 2,133 61.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,621 46.4
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 205 5.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 292 8.4
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 179 5.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 715 20.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 814 23.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 280 8.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 213 6.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 406 11.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 7 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 238 6.8
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 221 6.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 71 2.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 143 4.1
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 129 3.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 64 1.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 562 16.1
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 206 5.9
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 271 7.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 23 0.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 47 1.3
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
--- --- ---
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Totals: 129 14,834  

The population of LaGrange County, Indiana was 34,909 in 2000; in 1990 it was 29,477. The total population changed 18.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (14,834) included 42.5% 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 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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