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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.
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Reports


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