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Shelby County, Ohio

Religious Traditions, 2010

5,957 379 8,241   13,353 324 21,169
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 13,353 270.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 3,456 69.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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6 2,971 60.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 2,901 58.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,081 21.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 832 16.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 488 9.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 440 8.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 421 8.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 396 8.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 318 6.4
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 252 5.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 220 4.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 213 4.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 160 3.2
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 146 3.0
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 127 2.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 109 2.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 108 2.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 100 2.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 60 1.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 52 1.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 35 0.7
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 9 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 6 0.1
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 65 28,254  

The population of Shelby County, Ohio was 49,423 in 2010; in 2000 it was 47,910. The total population changed 3.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (28,254) included 57.2% 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.