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Fort Wayne, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

102,536 10,108 38,204 931 59,237 4,043 201,198
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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70 28,465 68.4
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 706 1.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 4,289 10.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 578 1.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 5,753 13.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 955 2.3
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.2
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 37 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 207 0.5
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 126 0.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 11 8,654 20.8
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 190 0.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 4,430 10.6
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 26 59,237 142.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 164 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.5
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 1.2
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 30 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 37 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 770 1.8
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 20 3,725 8.9
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 2,210 5.3
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 76 0.2
Central Yearly Meeting of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 22 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 1,223 2.9
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 86 0.2
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,189 2.9
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 10 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 573 1.4
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 79 0.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 336 0.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 786 1.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 3,907 9.4
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 93 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 9,298 22.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 263 0.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,786 4.3
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 497 1.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,701 4.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 103 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 124 0.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 20 9,391 22.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 40 25,727 61.8
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 86 0.2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 288 0.7
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 569 1.4
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 126 0.3
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,804 4.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 58 18,749 45.0
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 91 0.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 102 0.2
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 292 0.7
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 1,108 2.7
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 4,289 10.3
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 906 2.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 443 1.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 15 0.0
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 404 1.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 57 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 61 0.1
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,256 5.4
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 176 0.4
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,740 6.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 63 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 202 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,475 3.5
Totals: 510 215,059  

The population of the Fort Wayne, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 416,257 in 2010; in 2000 it was 390,156. The total population changed 6.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (215,059) included 51.7% of the total population in 2010.

Fort Wayne, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 3 counties: Allen County, Indiana, Wells County, Indiana, Whitley 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.