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Religious Traditions, 2010

16,945 270 10,021 10,350 225 3,987 96,176
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
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 1,652 11.97
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
18 4,844 35.11
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 5,406 39.18
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 4,988 36.15
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,390 10.07
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 1,774 12.86
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,030 7.47
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,723 12.49
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 284 2.06
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 10,350 75.01
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 890 6.45
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 127 0.92
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 156 1.13
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 1,040 7.54
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 76 0.55
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 102 0.74
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 568 4.12
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 72 0.52
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 69 0.50
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 97 0.70
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 225 1.63
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 100 0.72
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 197 1.43
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 574 4.16
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 333 2.41
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 207 1.50
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 85 0.62
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 14 0.10
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 250 1.81
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 600 4.35
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 201 1.46
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 537 3.89
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 119 0.86
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 486 3.52
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 207 1.50
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 642 4.65
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 241 1.75
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 142 1.03
Totals: 144 41,798  

The population of Monroe County, Indiana was 137,974 in 2010; in 2000 it was 120,563. The total population changed 14.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (41,798) included 30.3% 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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