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Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Religious Traditions, 2010

106,477 40,776 94,977 16,456 366,464 49,641 605,331
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 16 4,380 3.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 680 0.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 102 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 31 21,077 16.5
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 54 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,586 1.2
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.1
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 3,904 3.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 395 0.3
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 7 3,504 2.7
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 410 0.3
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 159 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 108 366,464 286.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 6,277 4.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 18 4,546 3.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 541 0.4
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 867 0.7
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 239 0.2
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 839 0.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 3,719 2.9
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 33 0.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 24 4,139 3.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 469 0.4
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 4,546 3.6
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 234 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 4,744 3.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 2,153 1.7
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 82 0.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 7,239 5.7
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 480 0.4
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,500 1.2
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 21 8,142 6.4
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 161 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 530 0.4
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 729 0.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 37 13,691 10.7
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 2,277 1.8
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 57 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 458 0.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 715 0.6
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 71 0.1
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 5,651 4.4
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 3 2,150 1.7
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 5 141 0.1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 3 2,590 2.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 257 0.2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 23 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 38 18,445 14.4
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 76 0.1
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 54 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 637 0.5
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 152 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 13 3,342 2.6
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 84 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 404 0.3
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 361 0.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 44 25,072 19.6
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 11 2,169 1.7
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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69 41,873 32.7
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,306 1.0
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 3,349 2.6
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 22 12,000 9.4
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 8,929 7.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 24 0.0
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 3,108 2.4
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 286 0.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 6 11,305 8.8
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 527 0.4
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 650 0.5
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 2,982 2.3
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,500 1.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 15 4,876 3.8
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 29 5,672 4.4
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,567 1.2
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 5 1,560 1.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 38 13,602 10.6
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 52 24,308 19.0
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 422 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 435 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 173 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 14 0.0
Totals: 955 674,791  

The population of Cuyahoga County, Ohio was 1,280,122 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,393,978. The total population changed -8.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (674,791) included 52.7% 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.