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Elkhart-Goshen, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

52,931 3,889 13,375 248 10,765 1,259 115,092
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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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43 13,577 68.7
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 40 6,244 31.6
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 35 8,409 42.6
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 6,151 31.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 7,984 40.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 17 3,173 16.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 10 2,661 13.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,373 6.9
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,198 6.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 4,954 25.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 590 3.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 10,765 54.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 670 3.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 612 3.1
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 231 1.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 747 3.8
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 515 2.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 322 1.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 765 3.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,096 5.5
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 1,040 5.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 328 1.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 540 2.7
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 286 1.4
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 1,152 5.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 831 4.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 577 2.9
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 129 0.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 118 0.6
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 161 0.8
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 31 0.2
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 87 0.4
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 1,200 6.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 116 0.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 45 0.2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 52 0.3
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 71 0.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 2,575 13.0
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 515 2.6
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.6
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 56 0.3
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 168 0.9
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 146 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 17 0.1
Totals: 294 82,467  

The population of the Elkhart-Goshen, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 197,559 in 2010; in 2000 it was 182,791. The total population changed 8.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (82,467) included 41.7% of the total population in 2010.

Elkhart-Goshen, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Elkhart 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.