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Evansville, IN-KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

77,122 6,054 31,024   46,051 3,036 148,265
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 61 36,801 118.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 51 15,886 51.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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49 19,123 61.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 30 46,051 147.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 24 7,773 24.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 3,395 10.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,419 4.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,542 4.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 6,909 22.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,611 5.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 3,935 12.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 1,880 6.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 568 1.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 1,196 3.8
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 385 1.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 4,451 14.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 646 2.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 2,104 6.8
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 935 3.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,996 6.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 639 2.1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 364 1.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 124 0.4
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 212 0.7
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 444 1.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 318 1.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 103 0.3
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 361 1.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 122 0.4
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 37 0.1
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 14 0.0
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 182 0.6
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 100 0.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 103 0.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 150 0.5
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 230 0.7
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 4 0.0
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 350 1.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 69 0.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 91 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 83 0.3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 125 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 24 0.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 0 170 0.5
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 0 170 0.5
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 2 0.0
Totals: 395 163,287  

The population of the Evansville, IN-KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 311,552 in 2010; in 2000 it was 296,195. The total population changed 5.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (163,287) included 52.4% of the total population in 2010.

Evansville, IN-KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 4 counties: Henderson County, Kentucky, Posey County, Indiana, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, Warrick 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.