County Membership Report
 Maps and Reports > Select Counties >
Search Maps & Reports:

Vanderburgh County (Indiana)

Religious Traditions, 2010

41,066 5,567 18,133 29,097 1,498 84,342
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.
[More information on the data sources]

Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents % Change
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +3 +813 +11.4%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +138 +9.6%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +57 +24.9%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +1 +20 +4.9%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 -416 -41.8%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 -3 -12.5%
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 0 -2400 -7.6%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 0 -167 -14.5%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -35 -25.9%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 +15 +34.9%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -315 -45.4%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -111 -9.7%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 0 +9 +9.6%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 0 -59 -16.7%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 -29 -16.2%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 +26 +8.9%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -12 -12.9%
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 +203 +6.1%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 +46 +102.2%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 0 -5 -5.7%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 +73 +140.4%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -1 +434 +32%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -2438 -77.1%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -356 -80.9%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -1 -245 -19.5%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -1034 -5.4%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -2218 -30.2%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints -2 -206 -20.3%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 -560 -37.5%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
----
--- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: -3 -8775 -10.3%

The population of Vanderburgh County, Indiana was 171,922 in 2000; in 1990 it was 165,058. The total population changed 4.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (86,941) included 50.6% of the total population in 2000.

The population of Vanderburgh County, Indiana was 179,703 in 2010; in 2000 it was 171,922. The total population changed 4.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (95,361) included 53.1% 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 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.


Bookmark and Share