County Membership Report
 Maps and Reports > Select Counties >
Search Maps & Reports:

St. Joseph County (Indiana)

Religious Traditions, 2010

27,567 3,300 85,517 52,666 1,226 4,650 92,005
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.
[More information on the data sources]

Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 30 63,209 238.02
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 31 10,183 38.35
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 4,308 16.22
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,984 11.24
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 2,946 11.09
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 2,444 9.20
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 2,321 8.74
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 2,002 7.54
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 2,000 7.53
Jewish Other Judaism 3 1,850 6.97
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,633 6.15
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 1,568 5.90
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,445 5.44
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,396 5.26
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 1,199 4.52
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,153 4.34
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,106 4.16
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,049 3.95
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,000 3.77
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 906 3.41
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 839 3.16
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 774 2.91
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 725 2.73
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 624 2.35
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
----
2 600 2.26
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 555 2.09
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 524 1.97
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 473 1.78
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 457 1.72
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 394 1.48
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 382 1.44
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 338 1.27
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 314 1.18
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 306 1.15
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 250 0.94
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 237 0.89
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 218 0.82
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 215 0.81
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 165 0.62
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 157 0.59
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 140 0.53
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 135 0.51
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 106 0.40
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 105 0.40
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 75 0.28
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 61 0.23
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 54 0.20
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 50 0.19
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 48 0.18
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 46 0.17
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 45 0.17
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 36 0.14
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 219 116,150  

The population of St. Joseph County, Indiana was 265,559 in 2000; in 1990 it was 247,052. The total population changed 7.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (116,150) included 43.7% 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 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.


Bookmark and Share