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