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Lake County, Indiana - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 45 111,975 224.53
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 87 34,986 70.15
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 47 15,938 31.96
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 9,023 18.09
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 25 5,900 11.83
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 4 5,496 11.02
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 21 5,418 10.86
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 15 5,345 10.72
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 4,750 9.52
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 19 4,305 8.63
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 19 3,847 7.71
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 3,500 7.02
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 23 3,487 6.99
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 3,318 6.65
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 7 3,266 6.55
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 16 2,810 5.63
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9 2,537 5.09
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 8 2,416 4.84
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 8 2,259 4.53
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 7 2,224 4.46
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 2,035 4.08
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 2,030 4.07
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 7 1,812 3.63
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 13 1,645 3.30
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 6 1,592 3.19
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 9 1,133 2.27
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 6 1,038 2.08
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 1,034 2.07
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 993 1.99
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 898 1.80
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 618 1.24
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 2 512 1.03
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 503 1.01
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 6 377 0.76
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 330 0.66
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 316 0.63
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 300 0.60
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 297 0.60
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 225 0.45
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 210 0.42
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 206 0.41
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 196 0.39
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 158 0.32
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 154 0.31
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 4 127 0.25
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 114 0.23
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 78 0.16
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 73 0.15
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 70 0.14
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 69 0.14
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 50 0.10
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 49 0.10
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 48 0.10
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 42 0.08
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 40 0.08
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 15 0.03
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 9
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 498,700 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (252,187) included 50.6% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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