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Religious Traditions, 2010

17,396 963 7,928 7,500 254 1,201 72,606
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 9 7,500 69.54
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
20 7,030 65.18
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 3,867 35.86
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 2,699 25.03
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 2,110 19.56
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,748 16.21
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,493 13.84
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 786 7.29
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 786 7.29
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 578 5.36
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 576 5.34
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 564 5.23
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 523 4.85
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 475 4.40
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 411 3.81
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 359 3.33
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 356 3.30
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 332 3.08
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 318 2.95
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 299 2.77
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 265 2.46
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 260 2.41
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 254 2.36
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 238 2.21
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 192 1.78
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 168 1.56
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 150 1.39
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 150 1.39
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 120 1.11
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 108 1.00
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.83
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 90 0.83
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 78 0.72
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 58 0.54
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 51 0.47
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 46 0.43
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 41 0.38
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 24 0.22
Central Yearly Meeting of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 22 0.20
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 17 0.16
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 10 0.09
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Totals: 151 35,242  

The population of Vigo County, Indiana was 107,848 in 2010; in 2000 it was 105,848. The total population changed 1.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (35,242) included 32.7% 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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