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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.
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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 972 3.3
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 35 66,800 225.3
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 47 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,666 5.6
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 87 0.3
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 9,083 30.6
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 519 1.8
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 40 0.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 7 1,833 6.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 272 0.9
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 549 1.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 273 0.9
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 135 0.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 41 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 864 2.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 997 3.4
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 84 0.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 5 503 1.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 797 2.7
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 2,000 6.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
3 2,250 7.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 2,762 9.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 351 1.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 2,841 9.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 117 0.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 313 1.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 1,535 5.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 892 3.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 569 1.9
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 810 2.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,026 3.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 5 1,816 6.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,274 4.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 9 3,909 13.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 65 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 164 0.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 4,164 14.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,272 7.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 40 13,099 44.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 631 2.1
Jewish Other Judaism 5 1,800 6.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 117 0.4
Totals: 248 130,339  

The population of the South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 296,529 in 1990; in 1980 it was 291,116. The total population changed 1.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (130,339) included 44.0% of the total population in 1990.

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 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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