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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 68 194,103 117.04
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 191 69,676 42.01
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 119 65,974 39.78
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 68 36,032 21.73
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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28 34,060 20.54
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 74 26,521 15.99
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 78 25,283 15.24
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 41 23,167 13.97
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 43 16,423 9.90
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 35 15,106 9.11
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 58 14,889 8.98
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 14,025 8.46
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 34 13,566 8.18
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 53 13,375 8.06
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 76 11,089 6.69
Jewish Other Judaism 6 10,000 6.03
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 43 9,438 5.69
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 52 8,698 5.24
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 23 8,057 4.86
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 7,868 4.74
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 24 6,405 3.86
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 20 4,405 2.66
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 3,849 2.32
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 36 3,791 2.29
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 3,417 2.06
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 2,954 1.78
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 2,440 1.47
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 2,300 1.39
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,154 1.30
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,878 1.13
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,651 1.00
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,446 0.87
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,273 0.77
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 5 1,238 0.75
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 944 0.57
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 780 0.47
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 780 0.47
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 649 0.39
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 640 0.39
Independent Free Will Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 603 0.36
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 602 0.36
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 586 0.35
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 522 0.31
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.30
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 496 0.30
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 463 0.28
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 458 0.28
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 444 0.27
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 428 0.26
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 2 413 0.25
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 369 0.22
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 364 0.22
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 361 0.22
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 354 0.21
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 293 0.18
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 223 0.13
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 189 0.11
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 183 0.11
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 152 0.09
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 114 0.07
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 110 0.07
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 93 0.06
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 88 0.05
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 82 0.05
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 81 0.05
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 77 0.05
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 75 0.05
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 63 0.04
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 61 0.04
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 58 0.03
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 50 0.03
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 20 0.01
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 13 0.01
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 6 0.00
Buddhists Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Totals: 1,410 669,338  

The population of the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,658,462 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,424,886. The total population changed 16.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (669,338) included 40.4% 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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