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Wabash County (Indiana)

Religious Traditions, 2010

7,311 72 5,300 1,071 1 19,133
Evangelical Protestant Black 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
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 355 10.79
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 1 0.03
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 925 28.13
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 1,071 32.57
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 177 5.38
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 669 20.34
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 2,355 71.61
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 72 2.19
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 75 2.28
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 129 3.92
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 978 29.74
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 193 5.87
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 107 3.25
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 812 24.69
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 614 18.67
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 11 0.33
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 483 14.69
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 180 5.47
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 28 0.85
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 103 3.13
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 222 6.75
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 198 6.02
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
4 499 15.17
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 222 6.75
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 207 6.29
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 2,872 87.33
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 197 5.99
Totals: 80 13,755  

The population of Wabash County, Indiana was 32,888 in 2010; in 2000 it was 34,960. The total population changed -5.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (13,755) included 41.8% 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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