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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 68 133,294 93.55
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 203 79,220 55.60
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 60,583 42.52
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 112 54,540 38.28
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 77 40,056 28.11
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 80 29,107 20.43
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 46 25,124 17.63
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 60 20,149 14.14
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 63 16,901 11.86
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 36 16,083 11.29
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 74 13,279 9.32
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 30 13,120 9.21
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 34 12,741 8.94
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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19 12,022 8.44
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 10,766 7.56
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 10,180 7.14
Jewish Other Judaism 5 10,000 7.02
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 44 8,272 5.81
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 23 7,820 5.49
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 50 6,790 4.77
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 17 5,698 4.00
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 32 5,275 3.70
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 20 4,261 2.99
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 2,535 1.78
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 2,482 1.74
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,836 1.29
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,151 0.81
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 1,000 0.70
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 808 0.57
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 730 0.51
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 638 0.45
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 557 0.39
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 503 0.35
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 467 0.33
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 457 0.32
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 452 0.32
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 449 0.32
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 409 0.29
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 409 0.29
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 379 0.27
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 377 0.26
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 351 0.25
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 281 0.20
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 271 0.19
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 219 0.15
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 206 0.14
Central Baptist Association Ministries Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 201 0.14
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 172 0.12
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 138 0.10
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 124 0.09
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 113 0.08
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 83 0.06
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 72 0.05
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 70 0.05
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 69 0.05
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 67 0.05
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 66 0.05
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 59 0.04
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 38 0.03
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 33 0.02
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.02
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 24 0.02
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 11 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 1,263 613,602  

The population of the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,424,886 in 1990; in 1980 it was 1,347,451. The total population changed 5.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (613,602) included 43.1% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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