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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 10 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 47 26,215 12.2
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 207 0.1
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,546 0.7
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 193 0.1
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 350 0.2
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 105 0.0
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 420 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 51 12,591 5.9
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 30 0.0
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 513 0.2
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 3,307 1.5
Buddhists Other Other Groups 11 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 231 692,883 322.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 3,073 1.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 34 12,955 6.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 3,587 1.7
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 414 0.2
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,149 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 6,357 3.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 108 0.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 240 0.1
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 16 4,959 2.3
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 505 0.2
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 6,932 3.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 3,806 1.8
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 830 0.4
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 250 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 673 0.3
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 176 0.1
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 819 0.4
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 142 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 36 13,226 6.2
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 307 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 540 0.3
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 65 31,036 14.4
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 3,090 1.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 295 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 10 1,031 0.5
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 39 9,841 4.6
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 6,000 2.8
Hindus Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,700 0.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 4,640 2.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 216 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 199 0.1
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 164 0.1
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 43 81,755 38.1
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 71 34,114 15.9
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.3
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 959 0.4
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 162 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups --- --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 118 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 15 20,454 9.5
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 186 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 763 0.4
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 944 0.4
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,714 0.8
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 57 4,324 2.0
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 76 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 2,223 1.0
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 173 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,000 0.5
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 75 0.0
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 46 18,162 8.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 232 0.1
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 61 0.0
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,477 0.7
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 700 0.3
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 4,509 2.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,144 0.5
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 23 7,183 3.3
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 53 16,869 7.9
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 2,664 1.2
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 9 1,973 0.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 85 35,328 16.4
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 121 59,743 27.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 681 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 496 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 202 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 1,375 1,158,946  

The population of the Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,148,143 in 2000; in 1990 it was 2,102,248. The total population changed 2.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,158,946) included 54.0% of the total population in 2000.

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.