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Bloomington, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

19,996 270 11,971 225 10,620 3,989 112,478
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 % Change
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3 -330 -49.6%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist +2 -856 -24.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 -162 -2.7%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 +141 +18.8%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +1 +217 +179.3%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 +910 +17.0%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 +39 +67.2%
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +15 +7.1%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +0 +15 +17.2%
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +0 -2,285 -17.7%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -44 -36.7%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +83 +61.0%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +0 +602 +53.7%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +58 +4.3%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism +0 -192 -25.1%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran +0 -52 -13.5%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -174 -45.7%
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +6 +75.0%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +0 +200 +50.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -10 -1.4%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +0 +0.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +0 +289 +81.9%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -21 -12.9%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 +274 +22.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist -1 -309 -22.9%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -17 -19.8%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -428 -17.8%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -268 -52.7%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -157 -64.9%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: +3 -2,456 -6%

The population of the Bloomington, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 159,549 in 2010; in 2000 it was 142,349. The total population changed 12.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (47,071) included 29.5% of the total population in 2010.

The population of the Bloomington, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 142,349 in 2000; in 1990 it was 126,259. The total population changed 12.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (45,850) included 32.2% of the total population in 2000.

Bloomington, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Monroe County, Indiana, Owen County, Indiana.

* 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.