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Fort Wayne, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

102,536 10,108 38,204 59,237 931 4,043 201,198
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 68 22,708 64.07
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 34 27,322 77.09
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 28 53,932 152.16
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 27 15,633 44.11
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 4,655 13.13
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 2,882 8.13
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 3,456 9.75
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 1,800 5.08
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 5,719 16.14
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,321 6.55
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,019 2.87
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 1,702 4.80
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 4,171 11.77
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,608 4.54
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,117 3.15
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,810 5.11
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 894 2.52
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 4,507 12.72
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,181 3.33
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,752 4.94
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 840 2.37
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 2,099 5.92
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 424 1.20
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 2,329 6.57
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 1,657 4.68
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 65 0.18
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 505 1.42
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 336 0.95
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 656 1.85
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 976 2.75
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 206 0.58
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 6,100 17.21
Jewish Other Judaism 2 993 2.80
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 120 0.34
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 252 0.71
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 390 1.10
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 65 0.18
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 47 0.13
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 30 0.08
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.12
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 173 0.49
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 207 0.58
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 350 0.99
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 47 0.13
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 12 0.03
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 271 0.76
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 32 0.09
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 10,273 28.98
Totals: 371 189,686  

The population of the Fort Wayne, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 354,435 in 1990; in 1980 it was 345,951. The total population changed 2.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (189,686) included 53.5% of the total population in 1990.

* 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 www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

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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