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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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 69 0.4
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 97 0.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 2,713 17.0
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 158 1.0
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 225 1.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,517 9.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 102 0.6
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 127 0.8
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 156 1.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 10,620 66.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 2 1,040 6.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 14 5,763 36.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 76 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 219 1.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 69 0.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,723 10.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,401 8.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 24 1,983 12.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 574 3.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 333 2.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 207 1.3
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 85 0.5
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 102 0.6
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 890 5.6
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 14 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 250 1.6
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 600 3.8
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 201 1.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
25 5,847 36.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 730 4.6
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 537 3.4
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 119 0.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 486 3.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 338 2.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 335 2.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 642 4.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 241 1.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 22 6,255 39.2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 142 0.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 85 0.5
Totals: 194 47,071  

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.

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 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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