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Wayne County, Ohio

Religious Traditions, 2010

35,133 372 17,465   9,031 770 51,749
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
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 65 9,283 81.1
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 1,517 13.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 369 3.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 7 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 199 1.7
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 28 0.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 9,031 78.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 753 6.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 2 1,302 11.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 6 1,698 14.8
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 132 1.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 563 4.9
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 205 1.8
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 342 3.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 874 7.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 2,684 23.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 5 382 3.3
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 392 3.4
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 589 5.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 2,400 21.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 258 2.3
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 9 3,308 28.9
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 430 3.8
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 598 5.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 32 0.3
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 37 0.3
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 3,241 28.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 167 1.5
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 186 1.6
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 186 1.6
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
22 6,436 56.2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 3,951 34.5
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 116 1.0
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 20 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 1,098 9.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 81 0.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 946 8.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 277 2.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,347 20.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 24 6,267 54.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 39 0.3
Totals: 234 62,771  

The population of Wayne County, Ohio was 114,520 in 2010; in 2000 it was 111,564. The total population changed 2.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (62,771) included 54.8% 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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