Metro-Area Membership Report
 Maps and Reports > Select Metro > Metro Report
Search Maps & Reports:

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

30,317 3,789 87,758 1,226 55,272 4,954 135,908
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.
[More information on the data sources]

Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
----
39 10,032 31.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 37 79,220 248.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 33 55,272 173.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 2,394 7.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 11 2,025 6.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,254 3.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,425 7.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,004 6.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,308 4.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 3,257 10.2
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 591 1.9
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 683 2.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,573 4.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 2,097 6.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,024 3.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 273 0.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 782 2.4
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 400 1.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 318 1.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 908 2.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 381 1.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 680 2.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 325 1.0
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 421 1.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 123 0.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 1,116 3.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 327 1.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 88 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,436 4.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 146 0.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 760 2.4
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 310 1.0
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 1,446 4.5
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 123 0.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 218 0.7
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 450 1.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 700 2.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 64 0.2
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 122 0.4
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 57 0.2
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 102 0.3
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 300 0.9
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 185 0.6
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 355 1.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 67 0.2
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 51 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 167 0.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 427 1.3
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 36 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 11 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 70 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 68 0.2
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 98 0.3
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 776 2.4
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 79 0.2
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 440 1.4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 64 0.2
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 120 0.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 651 2.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 566 1.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 166 0.5
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 1,358 4.3
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 1 0.0
Totals: 329 183,316  

The population of the South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 319,224 in 2010; in 2000 it was 316,663. The total population changed 0.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (183,316) included 57.4% of the total population in 2010.

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Cass County, Michigan, St. Joseph 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.