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