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Vanderburgh County (Indiana)

Religious Traditions, 2010

41,066 5,567 18,133 29,097 1,498 84,342
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 20 31,497 183.21
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 19,243 111.93
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 7,353 42.77
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 7,160 41.65
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 3,337 19.41
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 3,164 18.40
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,494 8.69
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,437 8.36
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,358 7.90
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 1,258 7.32
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,154 6.71
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,149 6.68
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,017 5.92
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 996 5.79
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 909 5.29
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 694 4.04
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 440 2.56
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 437 2.54
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 411 2.39
Jewish Other Judaism 1 400 2.33
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 354 2.06
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 292 1.70
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 243 1.41
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 229 1.33
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 179 1.04
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 140 0.81
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 135 0.79
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 94 0.55
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 93 0.54
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 88 0.51
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 52 0.30
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 45 0.26
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.25
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 24 0.14
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 22 0.13
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Totals: 161 86,941  

The population of Vanderburgh County, Indiana was 171,922 in 2000; in 1990 it was 165,058. The total population changed 4.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (86,941) included 50.6% 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.


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