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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 Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 83 220,175 115.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 277 85,598 45.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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194 67,078 35.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 109 34,270 18.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 73 31,328 16.5
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 21,068 11.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 74 20,776 10.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 60 20,759 10.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 42 16,787 8.8
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 17 15,578 8.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 54 14,760 7.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 29 14,176 7.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 29 12,682 6.7
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 14 9,411 4.9
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 7,730 4.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 18 7,221 3.8
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 7 6,951 3.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 20 6,348 3.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 48 6,227 3.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 19 6,130 3.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 25 6,122 3.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 5,851 3.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 5,624 3.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 24 5,337 2.8
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 9 4,330 2.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 4,208 2.2
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 4,027 2.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 4 3,934 2.1
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 3,828 2.0
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 3,432 1.8
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 2,833 1.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,700 1.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 31 2,570 1.4
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 4 2,500 1.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 2,376 1.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 14 2,304 1.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,728 0.9
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 1,478 0.8
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,309 0.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,078 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,065 0.6
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,000 0.5
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 936 0.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 7 916 0.5
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 882 0.5
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 817 0.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 799 0.4
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 779 0.4
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 3 710 0.4
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 673 0.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 580 0.3
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 550 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 543 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 501 0.3
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.3
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 468 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 441 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 360 0.2
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 296 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 237 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 229 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 220 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 218 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 200 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 185 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 6 169 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 157 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 142 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 140 0.1
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 135 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 133 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 128 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 125 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 124 0.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 123 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 115 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 114 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 108 0.1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 92 0.0
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 83 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 76 0.0
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 65 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 65 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 55 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 52 0.0
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.0
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 40 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 38 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 18 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 12 0.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 0 ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 10 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 6 --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 51 --- ---
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 21 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 28 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 2 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 31 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Totals: 1,800 709,386  

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.

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.