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Highland County, Ohio

Religious Traditions, 2010

8,436 374 4,490   780 125 29,384
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
11 2,733 62.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 15 2,697 61.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 2,259 51.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,032 23.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 780 17.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 686 15.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 527 12.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 524 12.0
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 5 457 10.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 374 8.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 342 7.8
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 269 6.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 266 6.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 167 3.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 123 2.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 120 2.8
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 111 2.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 100 2.3
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 99 2.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 95 2.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 80 1.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 79 1.8
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 65 1.5
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 63 1.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 59 1.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 1.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 29 0.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 13 0.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 4 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 2 0.0
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 105 14,205  

The population of Highland County, Ohio was 43,589 in 2010; in 2000 it was 40,875. The total population changed 6.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (14,205) included 32.6% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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