State Membership Report
 Maps and Reports > Select State > State Report
Search Maps & Reports:

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.
[More information on the data sources]

Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 2,094 566,084 49.9
Catholic Church Catholic 1,000 2,231,832 196.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 640 301,749 26.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 597 160,800 14.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 514 187,227 16.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 477 142,571 12.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 428 47,472 4.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 424 157,180 13.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 410 87,767 7.7
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 324 24,613 2.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 323 117,757 10.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 284 67,738 6.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 228 55,022 4.9
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 222 30,700 2.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 191 58,684 5.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 189 79,976 7.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 185 70,075 6.2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 180 38,758 3.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 167 12,687 1.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 117 38,824 3.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 116 29,067 2.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 115 10,319 0.9
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 114 142,255 12.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 112 22,956 2.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 103 18,836 1.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 93 19,507 1.7
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 83 16,673 1.5
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 77 21,547 1.9
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant 62 3,413 0.3
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 55 73,680 6.5
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 54 7,925 0.7
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 51 1,824 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 43 4,630 0.4
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 41 41,281 3.6
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 40 4,036 0.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 40 4,461 0.4
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 36 4,190 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 36 6,116 0.5
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 35 n.a. n.a.
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 34 2,479 0.2
Buddhism Other Theology 34 n.a. n.a.
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 33 3,306 0.3
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 33 4,318 0.4
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 28 22,781 2.0
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant 28 1,999 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 28 24,480 2.2
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant 26 4,287 0.4
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 25 n.a. n.a.
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 23 6,460 0.6
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 23 443 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 23 5,311 0.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 22 22,428 2.0
Bahá'í Other Theology 21 2,004 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 21 4,473 0.4
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 21 2,232 0.2
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 21 4,957 0.4
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 20 4,440 0.4
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 20 1,851 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 19 2,201 0.2
Hindu Other Theology 19 n.a. n.a.
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 19 6,170 0.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 16 2,982 0.3
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 15 4,001 0.4
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 15 906 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 14 4,545 0.4
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 13 813 0.1
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 13 1,729 0.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 12 2,357 0.2
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 11 719 0.1
Wayne Trail Missionary Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant 11 2,385 0.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 10 1,904 0.2
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 10 n.a. n.a.
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 10 1,342 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 9 5,012 0.4
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 9 2,899 0.3
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 9 563 0.1
Sikh Other Theology 9 n.a. n.a.
Jain Other Theology 7 n.a. n.a.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 7 3,714 0.3
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 7 1,911 0.2
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 7 2,067 0.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 7 2,521 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 7 2,280 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 7 4,924 0.4
Evangelical Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 6 1,726 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 6 1,044 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 5 550 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 5 n.a. n.a.
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox 5 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 5 n.a. n.a.
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant 5 963 0.1
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox 5 1,035 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 4 1,202 0.1
Primitive Baptists, Eastern District Association of Evangelical Protestant 4 483 0.0
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox 4 2,640 0.2
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox 4 840 0.1
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 4 322 0.0
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 3 183 0.0
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 3 88 0.0
Old Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 3 183 0.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 1,463 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 2 665 0.1
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 2 30 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 2 355 0.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 189 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 105 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 17 0.0
Bulgarian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox 1 560 0.1
Independent Free Will Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.0
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 99 0.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 1 72 0.0
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 1 104 0.0
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox 1 200 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 11,166 5,101,569  
Total (Adjusted)**:   6,125,635  
The population of these 88 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 10,847,115; in 2000 it was 11,353,140. The total population changed 4.7%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (5,101,569) include 44.9% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (6,125,635) include 54.0% 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.

[More information on the data source]