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