Metro-Area Membership Report
 Maps and Reports > Select Metro > Metro Report
Search Maps & Reports:

Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

128,001 22,905 75,323 4,205 103,833 21,082 443,883
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.
[More information on the data sources]

Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
----
100 34,789 43.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 79 33,395 41.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 78 29,489 36.9
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 46 103,833 129.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 40 13,600 17.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 33 4,616 5.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 31 7,632 9.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 9,451 11.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 28 14,055 17.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 26 3,025 3.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 5,408 6.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 22 12,645 15.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 21 4,124 5.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 6,208 7.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 8,948 11.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 3,248 4.1
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 13 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 3,315 4.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 12 6,369 8.0
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 12 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 4,095 5.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 2,966 3.7
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 10 1,373 1.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 8,516 10.7
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 8 941 1.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 604 0.8
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 684 0.9
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 832 1.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 401 0.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,249 1.6
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 6 279 0.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,776 2.2
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 1,728 2.2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 349 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 488 0.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 269 0.3
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 292 0.4
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 224 0.3
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 --- ---
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 109 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 123 0.2
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 608 0.8
Primitive Baptists, Eastern District Association of Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 321 0.4
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 61 0.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 2,733 3.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 51 0.1
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 41 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 266 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 123 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 163 0.2
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 2 1,980 2.5
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 6,000 7.5
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 331 0.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,844 2.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,098 1.4
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 342 0.4
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 1,255 1.6
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 1 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 943 1.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 791 1.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 535 0.7
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3,500 4.4
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 62 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.1
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 73 0.1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 149 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 170 0.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 161 0.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 73 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 8 0.0
Totals: 896 355,349  

The population of the Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 799,232 in 2010; in 2000 it was 805,816. The total population changed -0.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (355,349) included 44.5% of the total population in 2010.

Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 3 counties: Greene County, Ohio, Miami County, Ohio, Montgomery 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.