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Decatur, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

24,556 1,699 11,982 11,451 125 4,490 56,465
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.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 8 13,684 104.16
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 12,687 96.57
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 7,040 53.59
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 5,411 41.19
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 4,383 33.36
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 4,225 32.16
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 2,518 19.17
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,988 15.13
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,889 14.38
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,830 13.93
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 1,143 8.70
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,044 7.95
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 840 6.39
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 802 6.10
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 743 5.66
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 553 4.21
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 497 3.78
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 460 3.50
Bethel Ministerial Association, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 366 2.79
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 316 2.41
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 293 2.23
Jewish Other Judaism 1 259 1.97
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 250 1.90
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 226 1.72
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 171 1.30
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 37 0.28
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 18 0.14
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 16 0.12
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 118 63,689  

The population of the Decatur, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 131,375 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (63,689) included 48.5% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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