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Stark County, Ohio

Religious Traditions, 2010

60,957 5,327 45,340 5,014 55,831 3,929 199,188
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 3 544 1.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 423 1.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 121 0.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,548 4.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 6 2,268 6.0
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 181 0.5
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 242 0.6
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 28 55,831 148.7
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 275 0.7
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 447 1.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,568 4.2
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 143 0.4
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 193 0.5
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 723 1.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 11,088 29.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,016 2.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 3,023 8.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 23 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 866 2.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 2,025 5.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 2,446 6.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 458 1.2
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 596 1.6
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 70 0.2
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,976 5.3
Federation of Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 346 0.9
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 229 0.6
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 49 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 1,371 3.7
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 1,549 4.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 81 0.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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60 27,998 74.5
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 120 0.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,293 3.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 195 0.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 681 1.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 3,014 8.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,899 5.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,246 3.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 23 9,685 25.8
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 368 1.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 3,476 9.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 6,697 17.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 55 18,955 50.5
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 282 0.8
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 4,200 11.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 350 0.9
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 182 0.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 25 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,695 4.5
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 302 0.8
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.1
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 10 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 616 1.6
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 185 0.5
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,026 2.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 55 0.1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 436 176,398  

The population of Stark County, Ohio was 375,586 in 2010; in 2000 it was 378,098. The total population changed -0.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (176,398) included 47.0% 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.