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Carbondale-Marion, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

32,711 1,489 10,518 9,008 5,096 67,753
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant 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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 48 21,469 177.56
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 5,579 46.14
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 18 3,809 31.50
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 3,057 25.28
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 9 7,459 61.69
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 915 7.57
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 838 6.93
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 2,574 21.29
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 1,634 13.51
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 617 5.10
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 352 2.91
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,293 10.69
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 417 3.45
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 248 2.05
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 959 7.93
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 582 4.81
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 102 0.84
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 550 4.55
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 168 1.39
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 224 1.85
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 54 0.45
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 1,050 8.68
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 206 1.70
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 61 0.50
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 75 0.62
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 64 0.53
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 43 0.36
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 325 2.69
Jewish Other Judaism 1 200 1.65
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 64 0.53
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 240 1.98
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 100 0.83
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 63 0.52
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 150 1.24
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 354 2.93
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 65 0.54
Totals: 194 55,960  

The population of the Carbondale-Marion, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 120,908 in 2000; in 1990 it was 118,800. The total population changed 1.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (55,960) included 46.3% 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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