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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 Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 3,685 1.95
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,186 0.63
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 2,348 1.24
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 22 3,279 1.74
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 12 8,381 4.44
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 22 11,259 5.96
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 8 1,123 0.59
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 1,756 0.93
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 69 192,930 102.19
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 953 0.50
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 14 --- ---
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 175 0.09
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 51 16,490 8.73
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Central Yearly Meeting of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 105 0.06
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 2,160 1.14
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 125 74,599 39.51
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 39 0.02
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 2 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 42 9,115 4.83
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 4,367 2.31
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 19 0.01
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 430 0.23
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 861 0.46
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 53 11,275 5.97
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 0.00
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 76 11,446 6.06
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 203 0.11
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 62 0.03
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 4,020 2.13
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 11 0.01
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 79 0.04
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 6,255 3.31
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 62 0.03
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 2,015 1.07
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 323 0.17
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 1,577 0.84
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 410 0.22
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 142 0.08
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 33 16,993 9.00
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 665 0.35
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 372 0.20
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,148 0.61
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 141 0.07
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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342 133,478 70.70
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 87 0.05
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 185 0.10
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 543 0.29
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,461 0.77
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 516 0.27
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 3,825 2.03
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 26 5,771 3.06
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 105 24,315 12.88
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 5,206 2.76
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 49 4,188 2.22
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 357 0.19
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 75 23,829 12.62
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 76 30,692 16.26
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 24 6,681 3.54
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 31 12,950 6.86
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 60 0.03
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 27 3,004 1.59
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 461 0.24
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 406 0.22
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 39 19,076 10.10
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 295 0.16
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 6,227 3.30
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 169 78,551 41.61
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 727 0.39
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 105 0.06
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 455 0.24
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 500 0.26
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 2,090 1.11
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 430 0.23
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 404 0.21
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 411 0.22
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 10 2,832 1.50
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 14 0.01
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 7 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 28 13,107 6.94
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 412 0.22
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,753 0.93
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,742 0.92
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 5 138 0.07
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 400 0.21
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 24 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 12 3,965 2.10
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 2 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 750 0.40
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 0 1,370 0.73
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 2,611 1.38
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 1,145 0.61
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 9 0.00
Totals: 1,924 789,993  

The population of the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,887,877 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,658,462. The total population changed 13.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (789,993) included 41.8% 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.


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