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Bluffton, IN Micro Area - Metro Area 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
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 13 2,970 105.39
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,950 69.20
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 2 1,485 52.70
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 1,472 52.24
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 1,420 50.39
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 10 1,061 37.65
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 670 23.78
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 579 20.55
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 351 12.46
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 300 10.65
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 282 10.01
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3 225 7.98
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 176 6.25
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 146 5.18
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 127 4.51
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 119 4.22
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 110 3.90
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 90 3.19
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 57 2.02
Agape Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 50 1.77
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 49 1.74
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 28 0.99
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 26 0.92
Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 22 0.78
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 5 0.18
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
           

The population of this metro area was 28,180 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (13,770) included 48.9% 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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