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Coles County (Illinois)

Religious Traditions, 2010

13,186 292 4,855 3,868 489 31,183
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 3,868 71.80
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
15 3,751 69.63
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 2,965 55.04
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 2,319 43.05
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 2,155 40.00
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,813 33.65
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,622 30.11
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 581 10.78
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 542 10.06
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 472 8.76
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 466 8.65
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 380 7.05
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 288 5.35
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 228 4.23
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 217 4.03
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 194 3.60
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 175 3.25
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 155 2.88
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 150 2.78
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 117 2.17
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 94 1.74
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 54 1.00
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 36 0.67
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 31 0.58
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 12 0.22
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 5 0.09
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Totals: 80 22,690  

The population of Coles County, Illinois was 53,873 in 2010; in 2000 it was 53,196. The total population changed 1.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (22,690) included 42.1% 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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