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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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 9,504 75.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 6,167 48.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 17 5,391 42.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 15 4,522 35.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 26 2,617 20.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
3 2,300 18.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,878 14.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 4 1,596 12.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,343 10.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,019 8.1
Jewish Other Judaism 0 1,000 7.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 963 7.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 896 7.1
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 879 7.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 653 5.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 616 4.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 491 3.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 488 3.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 402 3.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 337 2.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 259 2.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 172 1.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 170 1.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 132 1.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 117 0.9
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 110 0.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 81 0.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 60 0.5
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 44 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 35 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 20 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 19 0.2
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 11 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Totals: 150 44,292  

The population of the Bloomington, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 126,259 in 1990; in 1980 it was 114,626. The total population changed 10.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (44,292) included 35.1% of the total population in 1990.

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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