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Hamilton County, Ohio

Religious Traditions, 2010

93,166 20,814 76,354 3,879 205,094 21,699 381,368
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 % Change
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +6 +3,066 +165.6%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 +251 +115.7%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +20 +44.4%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +7 +28.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +0 +95 +9.5%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 +20 +5.6%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -1 +13 +5.1%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -5 -155 -1.5%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -3 -416 -4.7%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -3 -417 -7.5%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -6 -306 -9.2%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist -2 -392 -12.9%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -21 -5,165 -14.2%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +0 -385 -22.1%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -13 -62,712 -23.4%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -666 -28.8%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -3 -786 -28.9%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -2 -1,916 -31.8%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -2 -444 -32.4%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -6 -5,544 -35.8%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3 -7,710 -44.8%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -2 -100 -46.7%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -2 -2,425 -46.9%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 -4,753 -47.3%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -3 -218 -48.7%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -6 -12,550 -49.2%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -3 -333 -60.9%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -715 -88.8%
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist -8 -6,317 -94.5%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist -1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science -2 --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -6 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Totals: -92 -110,953 -26%

The population of Hamilton County, Ohio was 802,374 in 2010; in 2000 it was 845,303. The total population changed -5.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (421,006) included 52.5% of the total population in 2010.

The population of Hamilton County, Ohio was 866,228 in 1990; in 1980 it was 873,224. The total population changed -0.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (521,382) included 60.2% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.