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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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 46 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 17,221 7.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 49 30,015 13.8
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 221 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 33 8,638 4.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 40 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 60 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 235 849,298 390.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 1,928 0.9
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 10 605 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 37 16,129 7.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 2,414 1.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 8,062 3.7
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 635 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 2,514 1.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 3,389 1.6
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 24 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 196 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 2,790 1.3
Church of Jesus Christ, The (Bickertonites) Other Latter-day Saints 3 129 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 761 0.4
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 57 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 4,906 2.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 3,448 1.6
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 280 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 704 0.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 116 58,482 26.9
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 158 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 462 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 40 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 70 39,221 18.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,025 0.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 648 0.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 6 637 0.3
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Spiritualist 1 36 0.0
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 386 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 61 0.0
Jewish Other Judaism 17 18,951 8.7
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 937 0.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 71 39,973 18.4
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 920 0.4
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 188 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 50 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 251 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 701 0.3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,398 0.6
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 42 6,797 3.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 50 27,409 12.6
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 42 0.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,783 0.8
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 48 0.0
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,999 0.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 3,920 1.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 14 4,032 1.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 42 16,843 7.7
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 71 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 130 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 7 2,111 1.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 102 48,307 22.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 120 72,985 33.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 125 0.1
Totals: 1,251 1,305,697  

The population of the Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,173,734 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,305,697) included 60.1% of the total population in 1980.

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.