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Delaware County, Ohio

Religious Traditions, 2010

12,235 139 14,636 114 22,100 8,872 116,118
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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 7,261 41.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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11 2,917 16.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,705 15.5
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 22,100 126.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 419 2.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 484 2.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 219 1.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,130 6.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 2,027 11.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,168 6.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,352 7.8
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 --- ---
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 3 2,333 13.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 201 1.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,196 6.9
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 1,011 5.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 109 0.6
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 196 1.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 1,505 8.6
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 360 2.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 174 1.0
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 2 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,210 6.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 195 1.1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,753 10.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 61 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 139 0.8
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 114 0.7
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 50 0.3
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 88 0.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 133 0.8
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 217 1.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 238 1.4
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 10 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 4,000 23.0
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 48 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 623 3.6
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 228 1.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 24 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 8 0.0
Totals: 126 58,096  

The population of Delaware County, Ohio was 174,214 in 2010; in 2000 it was 109,989. The total population changed 58.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (58,096) included 33.3% 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.