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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 84 203,595 121.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 302 91,193 54.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 92 45,835 27.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 64 33,876 20.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 72 26,946 16.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 66 22,236 13.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 59 17,980 10.7
Jewish Other Judaism 12 15,650 9.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 13,946 8.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 56 13,393 8.0
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 12,721 7.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 18 10,143 6.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 23 8,029 4.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 22 7,689 4.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 17 6,976 4.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 6,391 3.8
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 6,150 3.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 50 5,920 3.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 5,637 3.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 31 4,830 2.9
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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6 4,780 2.9
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 4,309 2.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 3,665 2.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 3,371 2.0
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 2,700 1.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 34 2,605 1.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,400 1.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,658 1.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,474 0.9
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,186 0.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 10 1,056 0.6
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,000 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 916 0.5
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 803 0.5
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 712 0.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 8 690 0.4
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 653 0.4
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 13 618 0.4
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 550 0.3
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 546 0.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 519 0.3
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 508 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 493 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 428 0.3
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 388 0.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 359 0.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 311 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 306 0.2
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 305 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 292 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 281 0.2
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 245 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 241 0.1
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 240 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 223 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 208 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 202 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 187 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 181 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 170 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 136 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 131 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 87 0.1
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 76 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 71 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 64 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 42 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 37 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 36 0.0
Wayne Trail Missionary Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 36 0.0
Independent Free Will Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.0
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 0 ---
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 --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 11 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
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 Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
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 --- --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
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 3 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
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: 1,338 601,656  

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.