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Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

346,444 33,017 182,232 192,930 4,711 30,659 1,097,884
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 68 122,118 90.63
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 209 83,372 61.87
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 124 52,529 38.98
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 83 44,728 33.19
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 87 34,551 25.64
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 46 29,134 21.62
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 39 18,252 13.55
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 50 15,707 11.66
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 69 15,574 11.56
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 35 14,364 10.66
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 28 11,852 8.80
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 11,733 8.71
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 10,872 8.07
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 10,766 7.99
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 66 10,278 7.63
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 9,082 6.74
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 23 8,746 6.49
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 36 7,212 5.35
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 7,146 5.30
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 12 4,658 3.46
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 17 3,647 2.71
Jewish Other Judaism 2 3,064 2.27
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 2,014 1.49
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 1,129 0.84
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,073 0.80
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 863 0.64
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 581 0.43
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 544 0.40
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 530 0.39
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 450 0.33
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 450 0.33
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 408 0.30
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 370 0.27
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 345 0.26
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 321 0.24
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 2 295 0.22
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 265 0.20
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 254 0.19
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 221 0.16
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 210 0.16
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 204 0.15
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 185 0.14
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 164 0.12
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 154 0.11
Bethel Ministerial Association, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 151 0.11
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 151 0.11
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 145 0.11
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 75 0.06
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 59 0.04
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 57 0.04
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 52 0.04
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 50 0.04
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 40 0.03
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 0 0.00
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 0 0.00
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Central Baptist Association Ministries Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 1,176 541,195  

The population of the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,347,451 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (541,195) included 40.2% 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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