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Medina County, Ohio

Denominational Groups, 2000

12,578 20,112 177 27,198 596 90,434
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 % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 0 -55 -19.0%
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant +1 +147 334.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +4 +529 94.0%
Catholic Church Catholic 0 -3,477 -11.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 0 -87 -16.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 +529 30.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +764 611.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +1 +143 223.0%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +1 +344 162.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant +1 +17 18.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 +344 63.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 -60 -16.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +2 +360 n.a.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 +244 5.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 0 +50 70.0%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 +400 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,359 n.a.
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +573 30.0%
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant +2 -168 -34.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +2 +314 195.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +1 +166 n.a.
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +530 226.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +67 45.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +7 9.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant -2 -47 -5.0%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox +1 +177 n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 -16 -33.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -2 -1,469 -37.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant +1 +1,032 14.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +231 n.a.
  Totals: +19 2,948 +5.3%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 113,150; in 2000 it was 151,095. The total population changed 23.5%. The adherent totals for 1980 (55,425) represent 49.0% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (60,661) include 40.1% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 30 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 30 groups had 55,425 adherents in 1980 and 58,373 adherents in 2000, for a change of 5.3%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and include statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. Bernard Quinn, Herman Anderson, Martin Bradley, Paul Goetting and Peggy Shriver supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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