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Wayne County, Ohio

Denominational Groups, 2000

24,520 22,299   8,756 661 55,328
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 -33 -39.3%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 0 +467 46.6%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 0 +5 1.0%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 0 +65 24.3%
Catholic Church Catholic -1 +1,170 15.4%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +3 0.4%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 +70 5.4%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +1 +446 30.8%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 -64 -30.5%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +1 +48 12.2%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 0 +45 25.7%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 0 -6 -13.0%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 0 +90 36.0%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant -1 -234 -21.9%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 +303 38.9%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +65 20.5%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant -1 +51 5.2%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 +3 1.5%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -45 -1.0%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant +1 +399 486.6%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 0 -6 -12.0%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 0 -1,050 -50.6%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 0 +15 3.5%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 0 +50 40.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -17 -18.9%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant -7 -941 -20.4%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +1 +71 44.1%
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant +17 -2,346 -34.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -1,451 -23.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +75 312.5%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 0 -6 -3.5%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant -2 -572 -24.4%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 +81 139.7%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant -1 -479 -12.6%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 0 -236 -2.9%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 0 -28 -31.8%
  Totals: +9 -3,992 -7.0%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 101,461; in 2000 it was 111,564. The total population changed 10.0%. The adherent totals for 1990 (58,041) represent 57.2% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (56,236) include 50.4% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 36 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 36 groups had 57,425 adherents in 1990 and 53,433 adherents in 2000, for a change of -7.0%

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 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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