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Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metro 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 37 17,950 86.70
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 4 17,941 86.65
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 7,983 38.56
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 71 7,886 38.09
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 22 5,930 28.64
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 18 5,865 28.33
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 17 5,110 24.68
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 25 4,670 22.56
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 14 2,177 10.51
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 10 2,008 9.70
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 2,000 9.66
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 1,509 7.29
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,383 6.68
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 5 1,349 6.52
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 1,146 5.53
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 1,090 5.26
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 1,030 4.97
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 982 4.74
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 842 4.07
Wisler Mennonite Conference (Ohio-Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 656 3.17
Anabaptist Disciples of Christ Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 471 2.27
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 446 2.15
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4 389 1.88
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 355 1.71
Biblical Mennonite Alliance Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 344 1.66
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 260 1.26
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 247 1.19
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 243 1.17
Old German Baptist Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 201 0.97
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 200 0.97
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 196 0.95
Unaffiliated Mennonite (Wisler Christian Fellowship) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 192 0.93
Midwest Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 180 0.87
Old Brethren (Goshen) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 162 0.78
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 157 0.76
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 152 0.73
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 149 0.72
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 137 0.66
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 135 0.65
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 99 0.48
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 89 0.43
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 85 0.41
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 80 0.39
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 78 0.38
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 72 0.35
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 61 0.29
Old Brethren (California) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 56 0.27
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 41 0.20
Old German Baptist Brethren Church, New Conference Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 40 0.19
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 40 0.19
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 32 0.15
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 22 0.11
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 18 0.09
Dunkard Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 4 0.02
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 5
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
Remnant: Charity Ministries and related Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 207,047 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (94,940) included 45.9% 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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