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Hamilton County (Indiana)

Religious Traditions, 2010

45,849 249 24,297 40,251 2,455 3,969 157,499
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 16,156 148.31
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 9,080 83.35
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 5,073 46.57
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 2,910 26.71
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 2,788 25.59
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 2,308 21.19
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,922 17.64
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,503 13.80
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,314 12.06
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 1,082 9.93
Jewish Other Judaism 0 872 8.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 641 5.88
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 638 5.86
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 459 4.21
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 431 3.96
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 335 3.08
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 329 3.02
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 325 2.98
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 317 2.91
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 296 2.72
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 233 2.14
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 232 2.13
Central Baptist Association Ministries Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 201 1.85
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 190 1.74
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 185 1.70
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 134 1.23
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 122 1.12
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 66 0.61
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 54 0.50
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.39
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Totals: 98 50,239  

The population of Hamilton County, Indiana was 108,936 in 1990; in 1980 it was 82,027. The total population changed 32.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (50,239) included 46.1% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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