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Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

23,483 119 19,884 24,589 135 2,997 130,582
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,497 8.38
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 207 1.16
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 2,366 13.25
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 41 0.23
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 211 1.18
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 11 23,652 132.47
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 97 0.54
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 2,060 11.54
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 3,702 20.73
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 523 2.93
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 103 0.58
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 63 0.35
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,230 6.89
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 630 3.53
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 519 2.91
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 601 3.37
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 485 2.72
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 918 5.14
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 1,941 10.87
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 80 0.45
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 76 0.43
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 192 1.08
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 2,036 11.40
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 2,000 11.20
Jewish Other Judaism 2 550 3.08
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 2,720 15.23
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 13 0.07
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 700 3.92
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 239 1.34
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 337 1.89
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 5,541 31.03
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 549 3.07
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 207 1.16
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 189 1.06
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 2,249 12.60
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 194 1.09
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,224 6.86
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 34 8,593 48.13
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 684 3.83
Totals: 178 69,219  

The population of the Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 178,541 in 2000; in 1990 it was 158,848. The total population changed 12.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (69,219) included 38.8% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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