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Muncie, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

17,042 1,741 9,876   4,171 1,992 82,849
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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 6,193 52.6
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
30 5,610 47.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 4,171 35.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 2,656 22.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,898 16.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,371 11.7
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 1,121 9.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 4 1,063 9.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 994 8.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 961 8.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 716 6.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 708 6.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 7 630 5.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 608 5.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 600 5.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 572 4.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 552 4.7
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 522 4.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 456 3.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 339 2.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 314 2.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 297 2.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 295 2.5
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 283 2.4
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 254 2.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 237 2.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 218 1.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 179 1.5
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 179 1.5
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 150 1.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 140 1.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 117 1.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 114 1.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 89 0.8
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 71 0.6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 68 0.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 45 0.4
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 17 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 14 0.1
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 157 34,822  

The population of the Muncie, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 117,671 in 2010; in 2000 it was 118,769. The total population changed -0.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (34,822) included 29.6% of the total population in 2010.

Muncie, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Delaware 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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