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Religious Traditions, 2010

17,831 3,439 3,605 307 9,205
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic 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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 277 8.06
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 41 6,343 184.46
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 252 7.33
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 2 0.06
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 46 1.34
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 3,605 104.84
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 212 6.17
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 366 10.64
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 305 8.87
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 320 9.31
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 661 19.22
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 107 3.11
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 29 0.84
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 30 0.87
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 176 5.12
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 81 2.36
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 4,016 116.79
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 1,522 44.26
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 979 28.47
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
11 2,696 78.40
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 105 3.05
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 726 21.11
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 2,301 66.91
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 25 0.73
Totals: 111 25,182  

The population of Adams County, Indiana was 34,387 in 2010; in 2000 it was 33,625. The total population changed 2.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (25,182) included 73.2% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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