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Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

188,714 44,082 156,950 17,503 600,170 55,823 1,013,998
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
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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157 68,971 33.2
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 39 0.0
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 44 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 23 5,693 2.7
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 102 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 44 23,065 11.1
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 33 9,552 4.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 4,352 2.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 3,684 1.8
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 840 0.4
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 38 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 257 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 731 0.4
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 545 0.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 52 27,085 13.0
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 13 2,354 1.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,306 0.6
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 3,108 1.5
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 66 14,229 6.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 169 600,170 288.9
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 8 --- ---
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 54 0.0
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,586 0.8
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.0
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,500 0.7
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 5,901 2.8
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.1
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 54 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 3,745 1.8
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 650 0.3
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,611 0.8
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 1,707 0.8
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 33 10,562 5.1
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 57 9,153 4.4
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 233 0.1
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 133 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 99 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 562 0.3
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 138 0.1
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,003 0.5
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 57 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 97 0.0
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 897 0.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 8,450 4.1
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,105 0.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 6,476 3.1
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 773 0.4
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 195 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 4,391 2.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 898 0.4
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 7,239 3.5
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 22 12,000 5.8
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 286 0.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 8 11,565 5.6
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 18 7,905 3.8
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 316 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 8 1,895 0.9
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 602 0.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 58 23,467 11.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 66 27,640 13.3
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 575 0.3
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 290 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 4,991 2.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 680 0.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,047 0.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 193 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,661 0.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 111 50,699 24.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 5 510 0.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 7 3,504 1.7
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 410 0.2
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 159 0.1
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 4 3,892 1.9
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 5 141 0.1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 3 2,590 1.2
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 14 3,392 1.6
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 7 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 19 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 50 9,279 4.5
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 6,455 3.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 28 4,272 2.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 562 0.3
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 1,907 0.9
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 111 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.1
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 674 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 239 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,095 0.5
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 2,277 1.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 84 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 40 11,378 5.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 278 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,324 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 77 26,722 12.9
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Totals: 1,687 1,063,242  

The population of the Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,077,240 in 2010; in 2000 it was 2,148,143. The total population changed -3.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,063,242) included 51.2% of the total population in 2010.

Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 5 counties: Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Geauga County, Ohio, Lake County, Ohio, Lorain County, Ohio, Medina 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.