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Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metro Area - Metro Area 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 12 19,567 174.06
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 17 2,360 20.99
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 10 2,314 20.58
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 3 1,879 16.71
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 7 1,766 15.71
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 1,668 14.84
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 1,340 11.92
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 7 1,210 10.76
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,090 9.70
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 4 760 6.76
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 755 6.72
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 706 6.28
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 572 5.09
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 402 3.58
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 400 3.56
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3 330 2.94
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 326 2.90
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 306 2.72
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 285 2.54
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 278 2.47
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 263 2.34
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 210 1.87
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 189 1.68
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 180 1.60
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 175 1.56
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 1.33
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 147 1.31
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 126 1.12
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 114 1.01
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 100 0.89
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 92 0.82
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 90 0.80
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 81 0.72
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 62 0.55
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 56 0.50
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 37 0.33
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 35 0.31
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 30 0.27
Swedenborgian Church Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1 26 0.23
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 25 0.22
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 24 0.21
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 17 0.15
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 12 0.11
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 112,417 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (40,555) included 36.1% 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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