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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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 6,879 4.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 707 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 39 20,178 11.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 25 8,146 4.7
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 73 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 198 414,020 237.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,021 0.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 235 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 49 14,059 8.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 131 36,796 21.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 4,513 2.6
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 42 0.0
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 3 194 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 46 19,941 11.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 57 8,688 5.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 4,093 2.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 318 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 67 14,764 8.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 52 5,698 3.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 3,471 2.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 457 0.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 38 16,719 9.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 51 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 162 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 44 14,693 8.4
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 104 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 147 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 9 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 7 718 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 79 0.0
Jewish Other Judaism 8 7,981 4.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 21 8,299 4.8
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 104 0.1
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 196 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 252 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 169 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 500 0.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 118 47,530 27.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 131 0.1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 39 0.0
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 657 0.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 2,446 1.4
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 201 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 2,825 1.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 235 94,204 54.1
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 2 145 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 914 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 67 23,099 13.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 243 83,576 48.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 149 0.1
Totals: 1,571 870,392  

The population of the Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,741,049 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (870,392) included 50.0% of the total population in 1980.

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 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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