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