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Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

329,196 24,719 151,351 4,211 401,960 33,066 1,170,077
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 172 401,960 190.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 283 106,280 50.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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198 78,390 37.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 192 70,848 33.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 131 49,034 23.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 92 21,921 10.4
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 21,177 10.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 56 15,666 7.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 38 15,505 7.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 38 13,386 6.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 64 12,253 5.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 25 12,141 5.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 34 11,673 5.5
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 19 11,207 5.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 45 9,355 4.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 43 8,234 3.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 23 7,441 3.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 35 7,172 3.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 46 6,360 3.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 6 6,169 2.9
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 50 5,623 2.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 4,868 2.3
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 4,826 2.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 10 4,790 2.3
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 3,178 1.5
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 4 3,113 1.5
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 2,627 1.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 2,590 1.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 12 2,426 1.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 16 2,365 1.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 2,087 1.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 2,000 0.9
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 8 2,000 0.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,252 0.6
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,177 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 1,154 0.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 1,084 0.5
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 742 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 713 0.3
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 672 0.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 663 0.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 585 0.3
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 509 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 491 0.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 474 0.2
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 411 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 399 0.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 385 0.2
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 350 0.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 330 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 326 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 293 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 287 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 283 0.1
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 270 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 239 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 218 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 205 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 199 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 180 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 179 0.1
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 156 0.1
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 134 0.1
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 125 0.1
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 106 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 102 0.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 4 94 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 83 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 73 0.0
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 68 0.0
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 50 0.0
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 50 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 44 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 32 0.0
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 27 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 21 0.0
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 --- ---
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 5 --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 32 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Totals: 1,962 944,503  

The population of the Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,114,580 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,994,830. The total population changed 6.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (944,503) included 44.7% of the total population in 2010.

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 15 counties: Boone County, Kentucky, Bracken County, Kentucky, Brown County, Ohio, Butler County, Ohio, Campbell County, Kentucky, Clermont County, Ohio, Dearborn County, Indiana, Gallatin County, Kentucky, Grant County, Kentucky, Hamilton County, Ohio, Kenton County, Kentucky, Ohio County, Indiana, Pendleton County, Kentucky, Union County, Indiana, Warren County, Ohio.

* 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.