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Lorain County, Ohio

Denominational Groups, 2000

26,656 27,426 1,667 72,978 1,828 154,109
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 7 1,043 3.7
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 95 0.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 11 1,896 6.7
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 28 0.1
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 239 0.8
Buddhism Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 37 72,978 256.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 3 184 0.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 4 2,436 8.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 65 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 8 1,627 5.7
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 44 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 2 80 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 2 842 3.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 30 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 5 911 3.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 6 734 2.6
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 230 0.8
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 216 0.8
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant 1 142 0.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 3 692 2.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 130 0.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 7 2,911 10.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 44 0.2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 12 3,603 12.7
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 600 2.1
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 540 1.9
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 4 867 3.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 1 127 0.5
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 3 755 2.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 13 4,157 14.6
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox 1 600 2.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 60 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 1 150 0.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 4 307 1.1
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant 3 379 1.3
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox 1 173 0.6
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 2 70 0.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 4 1,189 4.2
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 3 1,131 4.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 144 0.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 4 435 1.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 18 8,092 28.4
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 1 150 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 53 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 17 9,282 32.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 28 9,829 34.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 265 0.9
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 235 130,555  
Total (Adjusted)**:   153,304  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 271,126; in 2000 it was 284,664. The total population changed 5.0%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (130,555) include 45.9% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (153,304) include 53.9% of the population.

Source

*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. www.glenmary.org [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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