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Ohio

Denominational Groups, 2000

1,132,162 1,458,104 48,991 2,231,832 230,480 6,251,571
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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 7 235 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 37 35,427 3.3
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 24 542 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 337 127,219 11.7
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox 5 546 0.1
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 8 2,043 0.2
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 13 1,490 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 350 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 249 69,349 6.4
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 17 3,504 0.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 190 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 18 1,499 0.1
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 386,280 35.6
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 23 4,611 0.4
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 14 978 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic 1,057 2,141,777 197.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 106 25,334 2.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 22 1,782 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 207 66,665 6.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 480 135,830 12.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 8 1,418 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 77 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 220 29,931 2.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 208 36,587 3.4
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 2 61 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 11 661 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 2 283 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 63 2,844 0.3
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 30 2,003 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 95 30,979 2.9
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 109 20,765 1.9
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 2 189 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 419 90,659 8.4
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant 60 6,003 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 432 47,949 4.4
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 35 4,349 0.4
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 3 149 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 12 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 10 1,564 0.1
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant 34 2,340 0.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 194 69,302 6.4
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant 1 126 0.0
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant 11 1,682 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 13 1,959 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 658 320,021 29.5
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 932 0.1
Evangelical Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 4 1,640 0.2
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 2 52 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 4 764 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 45 3,921 0.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 112 13,436 1.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 23 n.a. n.a.
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 100 0.0
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 9 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 27 22,755 2.1
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 92 93,332 8.6
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 55 6,204 0.6
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 24 1,451 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 11 1,379 0.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 138 124,832 11.5
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 5 1,011 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 186 83,336 7.7
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 135 22,580 2.1
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 10 674 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 35 3,080 0.3
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 7 2,409 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 20 6,858 0.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 150 14,222 1.3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 7 2,180 0.2
Old Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 2 168 0.0
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 238 35,200 3.3
Old Order River Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 8 0.0
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant 22 998 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 40 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 7 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 27 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 38 3,166 0.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 615 205,721 19.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 12 1,580 0.2
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 25 929 0.1
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 3 293 0.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 8 2,110 0.2
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 1 141 0.0
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant 2 63 0.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 63 6,455 0.6
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 1 32 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 120 24,508 2.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 511 188,219 17.4
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 3 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 38 6,531 0.6
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant 49 4,763 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 483 195,349 18.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 2,181 656,107 60.5
Wayne Trail Missionary Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant 11 2,467 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 121 13,549 1.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 24 4,650 0.4
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 11,086 5,437,630  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 10,847,115. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (5,437,630) include 50.1% of the total population in 1990.

Source

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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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.