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Butler County, Ohio

Religious Traditions, 2010

63,088 2,609 22,088 90 44,417 6,647 229,191
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 652 1.8
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 106 0.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 2,559 7.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 2,410 6.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 43 0.1
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 28 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 13 44,417 120.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 230 0.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 492 1.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 5,965 16.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 404 1.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 2,822 7.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 8,863 24.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 373 1.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 75 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 3,911 10.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 3,383 9.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 716 1.9
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 133 0.4
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 305 0.8
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.2
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,215 3.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 187 0.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 600 1.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 10 4,100 11.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 168 0.5
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 19 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.2
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 168 0.5
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,150 3.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 85 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 83 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 2,000 5.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 621 1.7
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 559 1.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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43 16,144 43.9
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 0.6
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 3,343 9.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 148 0.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,215 3.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 423 1.1
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 47 16,247 44.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 64 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,066 2.9
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 9,294 25.2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,429 3.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 312 0.8
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 15 0.0
Totals: 333 138,939  

The population of Butler County, Ohio was 368,130 in 2010; in 2000 it was 332,807. The total population changed 10.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (138,939) included 37.7% of the total population in 2010.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.