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LaGrange County (Indiana)

Religious Traditions, 2010

17,931 2,607 677 72 15,841
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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 2 198 5.33
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 96 14,011 377.37
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 72 1.94
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 216 5.82
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 677 18.23
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 687 18.50
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 380 10.23
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 65 1.75
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 216 5.82
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 120 3.23
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 107 2.88
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 68 1.83
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 253 6.81
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 160 4.31
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,014 27.31
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 115 3.10
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 76 2.05
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
3 647 17.43
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 153 4.12
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 18 0.48
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 41 1.10
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 58 1.56
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 1,935 52.12
Totals: 145 21,287  

The population of LaGrange County, Indiana was 37,128 in 2010; in 2000 it was 34,909. The total population changed 6.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (21,287) included 57.3% 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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