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Montgomery County, Ohio

Denominational Groups, 2000

71,622 65,655 288 89,698 8,840 322,959
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 Association, The Evangelical Protestant 1 62 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 16 10,853 19.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 11 6,364 11.4
Bahá'í Other Theology 2 122 0.2
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 2 239 0.4
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 4 242 0.4
Buddhism Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 34 89,698 160.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 8 2,213 4.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 4 1,472 2.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 7 3,238 5.8
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant 1 77 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 16 3,510 6.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 14 3,082 5.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 2 78 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 8 2,503 4.5
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 12 2,769 5.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 20 3,650 6.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 27 3,773 6.8
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 190 0.3
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant 1 17 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 6 3,186 5.7
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 11 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 29 12,969 23.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 40 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 2 130 0.2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 6 1,694 3.0
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 420 0.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 4 4,200 7.5
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 2 705 1.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 2 104 0.2
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 5 5,000 8.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 5 1,701 3.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 174 0.3
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 2 909 1.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 4 303 0.5
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 124 0.2
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 288 0.5
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 99 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1 100 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 12 4,114 7.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 271 0.5
Primitive Baptists, Eastern District Association of Evangelical Protestant 1 87 0.2
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 2 1,127 2.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 7 2,683 4.8
Sikh Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 47 27,663 49.5
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 306 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 21 7,101 12.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 53 25,053 44.8
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 72 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 2 322 0.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 6 871 1.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 124 0.2
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 430 236,103  
Total (Adjusted)**:   303,893  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 573,809; in 2000 it was 559,062. The total population changed -2.6%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (236,103) include 42.2% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (303,893) include 54.4% 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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