Democratizing access to the best data on religion since 1997

Report Options

Report Year(s)

Add/Change Counties:

Scroll to Report Section:

Main Report
Over Time Chart

Search Membership Reports

Shelby 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.

[More information on the data sources]

Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 5,147 114.24
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 10 4,960 110.09
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 7 2,381 52.85
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 14 2,156 47.85
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 9 1,319 29.28
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 549 12.19
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 477 10.59
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 419 9.30
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 407 9.03
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 309 6.86
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 308 6.84
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 104 2.31
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 103 2.29
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 70 1.55
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 60 1.33
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 60 1.33
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 60 1.33
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 43 0.95
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 25 0.55
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 22 0.49
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 21 0.47
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 5 0.11
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 45,055 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (19,005) included 42.2% 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.

[More information on the data sources]

Our Sponsors

Our Affiliates

© 2023 The Association of Religion Data Archives. All rights reserved.