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New Castle, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

11,855 180 6,312 626 275 30,214
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
0 0 0.00
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 51 0.96
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 927 17.38
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,840 34.50
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,151 21.58
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 377 7.07
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,549 29.04
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 1,445 27.09
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 93 1.74
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 324 6.07
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,555 29.15
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 269 5.04
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 930 17.44
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 3,139 58.85
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 480 9.00
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 102 1.91
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 130 2.44
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 416 7.80
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 3,184 59.70
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 131 2.46
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 146 2.74
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 885 16.59
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,088 20.40
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 189 3.54
Totals: 77 20,401  

The population of the New Castle, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area was 53,336 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (20,401) included 38.2% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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