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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 Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 3,300 4.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 367 0.5
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 550 0.7
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,053 2.6
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 3,178 4.0
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 17 10,511 13.1
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 183 0.2
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 672 0.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 83 205,094 255.6
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,646 2.1
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 230 0.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 9,959 12.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 926 1.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 1,935 2.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 65 0.1
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 34 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 4,102 5.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 3,021 3.8
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 27 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 143 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 268 0.3
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 238 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 32 0.0
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 385 0.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 2,751 3.4
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 352 0.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 114 0.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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69 39,553 49.3
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 125 0.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 380 0.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 475 0.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 1,355 1.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 43 9,485 11.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 14,793 18.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 214 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 468 0.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 17 10,374 12.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 2,636 3.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 20 8,438 10.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 5,153 6.4
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 50 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 94 0.1
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 84 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 21 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 73 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 44 12,946 16.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 5,292 6.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 51 31,193 38.9
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 270 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,500 3.1
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.3
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 509 0.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 148 0.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 28 0.0
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 411 0.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 4,917 6.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 133 0.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 2,808 3.5
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 350 0.4
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 50 0.1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 2,000 2.5
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 12 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 1,724 2.1
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 8 2,000 2.5
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 5 6,021 7.5
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,090 1.4
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 19 0.0
Totals: 666 421,006  

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.

* 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.