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Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

224,154 20,445 182,024 5,474 220,175 57,114 1,192,588
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 % Change
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -1 +16,580 +8.1%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +14 +9,428 +153.3%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +15 +8,347 +65.6%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +6 +4,653 +58.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -14 +3,394 +25.3%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +11 +1,966 +58.3%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +1,959 +53.5%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +1,021 +21.1%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +718 +43.3%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +506 +63.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +2 +488 +156.9%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 +485 +8.6%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +45 +394 +1.2%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 +307 +5.2%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +300 +12.5%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 +254 +17.2%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 +230 +1.6%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints -1 +226 +32.8%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 +224 +164.7%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +165 +32.5%
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +164 +25.1%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 +149 +51.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +0 +149 +16.3%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +0 +115 +26.9%
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +80 +47.1%
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 +65 +100.0%
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +56 +23.3%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 +44 +68.8%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +34 +81.0%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +10 +4.8%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +8 +1.6%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +2 +5.6%
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +0 +0.0%
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +0 +0.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -2 -1.1%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -16 -12.2%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups +0 -16 -22.5%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -3 -35 -1.3%
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -39 -21.5%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -3 -41 -17.0%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -44 -15.7%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 -74 -36.6%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 -98 -43.9%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -108 -9.1%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -130 -36.2%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -132 -18.5%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -2 -173 -56.5%
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -205 -83.7%
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -213 -69.8%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -299 -57.6%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +2 -846 -12.1%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -2 -1,341 -17.4%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -6 -1,477 -6.6%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +5 -2,183 -34.2%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +0 -2,922 -28.8%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -5 -3,220 -17.9%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -25 -5,595 -6.1%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 -6,170 -22.9%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -19 -14,507 -31.7%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
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) --- --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups -3 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
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 -4 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
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 Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups +1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: +19 +12,635 +2%

The population of the Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,901,974 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,675,013. The total population changed 13.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (709,386) included 37.3% of the total population in 2010.

The population of the Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,675,013 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,462,258. The total population changed 14.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (601,656) included 35.9% of the total population in 2000.

Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 10 counties: Delaware County, Ohio, Fairfield County, Ohio, Franklin County, Ohio, Hocking County, Ohio, Licking County, Ohio, Madison County, Ohio, Morrow County, Ohio, Perry County, Ohio, Pickaway County, Ohio, Union 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.