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Ripley 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 6 6,372 219.76
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 10 2,362 81.46
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 8 1,880 64.84
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 5 1,371 47.28
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 1,355 46.73
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 10 1,288 44.42
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 661 22.80
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 327 11.28
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 209 7.21
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 197 6.79
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 148 5.10
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 141 4.86
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 120 4.14
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 50 1.72
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 36 1.24
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 3 0.10
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 28,995 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (16,520) included 57.0% 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

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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