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Montgomery County, Ohio

Religious Traditions, 2010

93,334 21,263 47,961 4,205 78,909 14,123 275,358
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 5 2,184 4.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 488 0.9
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 2,733 5.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 8 941 1.8
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 25 13,544 25.3
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 10 1,373 2.6
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 34 78,909 147.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 73 0.1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 5,643 10.5
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 194 0.4
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 8,516 15.9
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 6,001 11.2
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 2,438 4.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 2,494 4.7
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 51 0.1
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 2,048 3.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 3,711 6.9
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 41 0.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 3,347 6.3
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 123 0.2
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 62 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 123 0.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,369 2.6
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 504 0.9
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 24 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 279 0.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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56 24,610 46.0
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 661 1.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 331 0.6
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.2
Primitive Baptists, Eastern District Association of Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 108 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 847 1.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 3,983 7.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 60 24,798 46.3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 349 0.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 336 0.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 161 0.3
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 10,828 20.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,128 2.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 2,455 4.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 29 9,576 17.9
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 17 0.0
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 18 0.0
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 10 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 73 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,474 4.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 5,631 10.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 45 15,761 29.5
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 535 1.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3,500 6.5
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 170 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 144 0.3
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 1,255 2.3
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 61 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 3,817 7.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 133 0.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 791 1.5
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 2 1,980 3.7
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 109 0.2
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 2,000 3.7
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 8 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 1,678 3.1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,844 3.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 245 0.5
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 6 0.0
Totals: 583 259,795  

The population of Montgomery County, Ohio was 535,153 in 2010; in 2000 it was 559,062. The total population changed -4.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (259,795) included 48.5% 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.