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Religious Traditions, 2010

143,339 31,445 88,116 99,990 2,199 18,087 520,217
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 10,328 12.96
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 351 0.44
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 29 11,483 14.40
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 72 0.09
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 10,229 12.83
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 206 0.26
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 56,403 70.76
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 43 84,033 105.42
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 472 0.59
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 70 0.09
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 30 20,596 25.84
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 35 22,836 28.65
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 124 0.16
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 6 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 2,158 2.71
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,263 1.58
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 84 0.11
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 2,116 2.65
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 189 0.24
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 8,570 10.75
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 36 8,687 10.90
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 138 0.17
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 4,630 5.81
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 33 0.04
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 1,000 1.25
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 19 7,553 9.47
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 373 0.47
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,230 1.54
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,581 1.98
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 2,535 3.18
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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12 7,147 8.97
Jewish Other Judaism 5 6,379 8.00
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 409 0.51
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 7,474 9.38
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 317 0.40
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 32 0.04
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 271 0.34
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 283 0.36
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 83 0.10
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 192 0.24
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 17,990 22.57
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 172 0.22
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 220 0.28
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 315 0.40
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 2,968 3.72
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 9,353 11.73
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,151 1.44
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 7,477 9.38
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 64 37,027 46.45
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 1,951 2.45
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 638 0.80
Totals: 523 361,192  

The population of Marion County, Indiana was 797,159 in 1990; in 1980 it was 765,233. The total population changed 4.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (361,192) included 45.3% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.


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