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Marion County, Indiana - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 38 137,248 140.45
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 169 74,320 76.05
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 61 54,300 55.57
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 32 28,470 29.13
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 42 25,546 26.14
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 40 21,216 21.71
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 31 16,651 17.04
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 12 15,004 15.35
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 63 12,132 12.42
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 39 8,894 9.10
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 14 7,728 7.91
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 12 7,656 7.83
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 17 5,862 6.00
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 32 5,726 5.86
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 26 5,554 5.68
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 13 5,056 5.17
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 23 4,242 4.34
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 17 4,070 4.16
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 3,876 3.97
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 11 3,536 3.62
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 7 3,521 3.60
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 10 3,370 3.45
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 13 3,202 3.28
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 11 3,047 3.12
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 2,560 2.62
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 2,430 2.49
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 10 2,290 2.34
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 7 2,240 2.29
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,931 1.98
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,809 1.85
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,800 1.84
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 4 1,779 1.82
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 1,620 1.66
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 1,307 1.34
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 1,200 1.23
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 1,040 1.06
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 823 0.84
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 750 0.77
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 720 0.74
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 697 0.71
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 3 627 0.64
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 12 614 0.63
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 12 612 0.63
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 574 0.59
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 520 0.53
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 500 0.51
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 500 0.51
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 0.51
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 500 0.51
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 495 0.51
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 456 0.47
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 3 452 0.46
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 432 0.44
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 420 0.43
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 390 0.40
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.31
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 295 0.30
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 270 0.28
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 269 0.28
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 231 0.24
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 226 0.23
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 200 0.20
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 190 0.19
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 173 0.18
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 112 0.11
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 110 0.11
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 83 0.08
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 66 0.07
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 45 0.05
Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 40 0.04
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 38 0.04
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 25 0.03
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
American Ethical Union Other Liberal Family 1
Anglican Church in America Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 1
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 2
Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Evangel Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 6
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 2
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 20
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 977,203 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (495,488) included 50.7% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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