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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 % Change
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 0 +68 +33.2%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 +63 +2100%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 0 +30 +2.6%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +29 +15.6%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 -1 -33.3%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 0 -2 -7.7%
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -8 -21.6%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -10 -3.2%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -13 -22.8%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 0 -21 -5.3%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -40 -10.2%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 -51 -4.9%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 0 -52 -51%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 -105 -84%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 -109 -82%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 -156 -56.1%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -234 -24.4%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 -236 -10.5%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -244 -35.3%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 -260 -12.2%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist -3 -271 -11.9%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -306 -14.4%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 0 -372 -37.3%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist -1 -459 -22.2%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Totals: -1 -2760 -15.2%

The population of the New Castle, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area was 48,508 in 2000; in 1990 it was 48,139. The total population changed 0.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (19,936) included 41.1% of the total population in 2000.

The population of the New Castle, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area was 49,462 in 2010; in 2000 it was 48,508. The total population changed 2.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (19,248) included 38.9% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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