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