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Evansville, IN-KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

77,122 6,054 31,024 46,051 3,036 148,265
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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 307 1.04
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 2,148 7.25
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 3,029 10.23
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 29 0.10
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 30 48,557 163.94
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 2,202 7.43
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 5,137 17.34
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 135 0.46
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 271 0.91
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 165 0.56
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,194 4.03
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 2,017 6.81
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,960 6.62
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 94 0.32
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 140 0.47
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 784 2.65
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 885 2.99
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 179 0.60
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 1,507 5.09
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 292 0.99
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 128 0.43
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 128 0.43
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 723 2.44
Jewish Other Judaism 2 520 1.76
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 3,727 12.58
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 22 0.07
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 909 3.07
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 3 0.01
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 243 0.82
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 45 0.15
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 2,435 8.22
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 31 0.10
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 318 1.07
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 552 1.86
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 58 39,593 133.67
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 88 0.30
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 11,089 37.44
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 56 16,498 55.70
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 52 0.18
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,195 4.03
Totals: 320 149,331  

The population of the Evansville, IN-KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 296,195 in 2000; in 1990 it was 278,990. The total population changed 6.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (149,331) included 50.4% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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