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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 7 36,787 201.31
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 8,984 49.16
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 7,092 38.81
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 3,855 21.10
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 2,824 15.45
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 2,812 15.39
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,782 9.75
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,387 7.59
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 1,380 7.55
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,290 7.06
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,112 6.09
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 950 5.20
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 892 4.88
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 836 4.57
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 6 742 4.06
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 700 3.83
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 594 3.25
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 566 3.10
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 532 2.91
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 524 2.87
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 441 2.41
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 422 2.31
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 378 2.07
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 300 1.64
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 218 1.19
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 217 1.19
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 167 0.91
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 121 0.66
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 118 0.65
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 117 0.64
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 81 0.44
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 67 0.37
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 53 0.29
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 47 0.26
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 22 0.12
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 117 78,410  

The population of Hamilton County, Indiana was 182,740 in 2000; in 1990 it was 108,936. The total population changed 67.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (78,410) included 42.9% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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