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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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 7,268 88.60
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 7,131 86.93
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 4,496 54.81
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 2,874 35.04
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 10 2,186 26.65
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,792 21.85
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 1,297 15.81
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 1,032 12.58
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 974 11.87
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 810 9.87
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 808 9.85
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 538 6.56
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 485 5.91
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 450 5.49
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 382 4.66
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 381 4.64
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 341 4.16
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 161 1.96
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 100 1.22
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 82 1.00
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 78 0.95
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 22 0.27
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Central Baptist Association Ministries Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
Jewish Other Judaism 0 0 0.00
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 85 33,688  

The population of Hamilton County, Indiana was 82,027 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (33,688) included 41.1% 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 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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