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Madison County (Illinois)

Religious Traditions, 2010

59,455 3,942 24,545 37,243 590 5,330 138,177
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 200 0.81
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 6,207 25.06
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 17 0.07
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 111 0.45
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 31 7,212 29.12
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 29 47,798 192.97
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 879 3.55
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,175 8.78
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 36 0.15
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,473 5.95
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 502 2.03
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 431 1.74
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 2,293 9.26
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 2,622 10.59
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 297 1.20
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 1,243 5.02
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 79 0.32
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 884 3.57
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 372 1.50
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Jewish Other Judaism 1 87 0.35
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 22 13,088 52.84
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 305 1.23
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 7,605 30.70
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 62 0.25
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 897 3.62
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 204 0.82
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 37 21,412 86.45
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 118 0.48
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 11,960 48.29
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 10,959 44.24
Totals: 268 141,528  

The population of Madison County, Illinois was 247,691 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (141,528) included 57.1% 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 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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