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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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 10,766 7.99
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 11,733 8.71
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 68 122,118 90.63
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 0 0.00
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 450 0.33
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 0 0.00
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 9,082 6.74
Bethel Ministerial Association, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 151 0.11
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Central Baptist Association Ministries Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 863 0.64
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 75 0.06
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 124 52,529 38.98
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 221 0.16
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 2 295 0.22
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 39 18,252 13.55
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 2,014 1.49
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 57 0.04
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 1,129 0.84
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 69 15,574 11.56
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 66 10,278 7.63
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 59 0.04
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 154 0.11
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 210 0.16
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 254 0.19
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 370 0.27
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 7,146 5.30
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 28 11,852 8.80
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 185 0.14
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 265 0.20
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 145 0.11
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 40 0.03
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 164 0.12
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 204 0.15
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 450 0.33
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 544 0.40
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 17 3,647 2.71
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 50 15,707 11.66
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 345 0.26
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 87 34,551 25.64
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 83 44,728 33.19
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 23 8,746 6.49
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 52 0.04
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 35 14,364 10.66
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 36 7,212 5.35
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 151 0.11
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 581 0.43
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 50 0.04
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 408 0.30
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 530 0.39
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 46 29,134 21.62
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 321 0.24
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 10,872 8.07
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 209 83,372 61.87
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 12 4,658 3.46
Jewish Other Judaism 2 3,064 2.27
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,073 0.80
Totals: 1,176 541,195  

The population of the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,347,451 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (541,195) included 40.2% 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 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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