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Lake County, Ohio

Religious Traditions, 2010

15,598 552 14,757 216 80,869 1,715 116,334
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
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 180 0.8
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 72 0.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 300 1.3
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 16 80,869 351.5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,045 8.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 256 1.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 270 1.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 46 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,314 5.7
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 6 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 184 0.8
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 602 2.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 408 1.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 4 363 1.6
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 32 0.1
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 145 0.6
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 2,905 12.6
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 499 2.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
22 4,510 19.6
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 238 1.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 141 0.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,175 5.1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 252 1.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 117 0.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 777 3.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 5 282 1.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 966 4.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 1,346 5.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 580 2.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,139 9.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 8,667 37.7
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 216 0.9
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 52 0.2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,126 4.9
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 158 0.7
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 7 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 122 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 252 1.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 5 0.0
Totals: 167 113,707  

The population of Lake County, Ohio was 230,041 in 2010; in 2000 it was 227,511. The total population changed 1.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (113,707) included 49.4% 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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