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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 55 18,249 144.18
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
25 4,551 35.95
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 25 5,009 39.57
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 2,144 16.94
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 3,116 24.62
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 10 9,008 71.17
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 734 5.80
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 1,561 12.33
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 2,631 20.79
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 625 4.94
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 546 4.31
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 532 4.20
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 522 4.12
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 395 3.12
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 619 4.89
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 416 3.29
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 360 2.84
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 640 5.06
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 426 3.37
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 348 2.75
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 129 1.02
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,217 9.61
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 164 1.30
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 99 0.78
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 3,298 26.06
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 175 1.38
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 14 0.11
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 73 0.58
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 34 0.27
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 14 0.11
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 54 0.43
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 145 1.15
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 290 2.29
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 174 1.37
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.86
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 52 0.41
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 38 0.30
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 255 2.01
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 55 0.43
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 1 0.01
Totals: 246 58,822  

The population of the Carbondale-Marion, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 126,575 in 2010; in 2000 it was 120,908. The total population changed 4.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (58,822) included 46.5% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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