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Religious Traditions, 2010

25,695 504 13,624 7,867 934 83,012
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 8,133 60.99
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 5,955 44.65
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 5,547 41.59
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 4,071 30.53
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 10 3,586 26.89
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 2,854 21.40
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
3 2,730 20.47
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 2,703 20.27
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 2,450 18.37
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,159 8.69
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,112 8.34
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 1,081 8.11
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 907 6.80
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 899 6.74
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 887 6.65
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 650 4.87
Independent Free Will Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 562 4.21
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 491 3.68
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 482 3.61
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 466 3.49
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 444 3.33
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 402 3.01
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 369 2.77
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 301 2.26
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 247 1.85
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 234 1.75
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 147 1.10
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 145 1.09
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 108 0.81
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 58 0.43
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 0.33
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 37 0.28
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 11 0.08
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 3 0.02
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Totals: 154 49,275  

The population of Madison County, Indiana was 133,358 in 2000; in 1990 it was 130,669. The total population changed 2.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (49,275) included 36.9% 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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