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Religious Traditions, 2010

1,491,845 170,388 1,154,461 52,216 1,992,567 210,207 6,464,820
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
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 183 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 23 443 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 813 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 323 117,757 10.4
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 1,035 0.1
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 34 2,479 0.2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 5,012 0.4
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 2,899 0.3
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 1,729 0.2
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 105 0.0
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 665 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 284 67,738 6.0
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 17 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 30 0.0
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 21 2,004 0.2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 189 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 20 1,851 0.2
Berea Amish Mennonite* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 23 6,460 0.6
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 15 906 0.1
Buddhists Other Other Groups 34 --- ---
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 560 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,000 2,231,832 196.6
Central Yearly Meeting of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 116 29,067 2.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 185 70,075 6.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 477 142,571 12.6
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,044 0.1
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 62 3,413 0.3
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 222 30,700 2.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 228 55,022 4.8
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 563 0.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 355 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 51 1,824 0.2
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 117 38,824 3.4
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 103 18,836 1.7
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 410 87,767 7.7
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 428 47,472 4.2
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 33 4,318 0.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 40 4,036 0.4
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 72 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 2,357 0.2
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 4,440 0.4
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 26 4,287 0.4
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 4,001 0.4
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 1,999 0.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 191 58,684 5.2
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,904 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 5,311 0.5
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 640 301,749 26.6
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,202 0.1
Federation of Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 1,726 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 54 7,925 0.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 43 4,630 0.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 115 10,319 0.9
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 180 38,758 3.4
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 22 22,428 2.0
Hindus Other Other Groups 19 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Free Will Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.0
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 22,781 2.0
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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55 73,680 6.5
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,463 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 4,545 0.4
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 2,232 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 2,201 0.2
Jain Other Other Groups 7 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 114 142,255 12.5
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 189 79,976 7.0
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 2,640 0.2
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Mennonite Christian Fellowship* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 83 16,673 1.5
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 36 4,190 0.4
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 4 322 0.0
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 719 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 33 3,306 0.3
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,067 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 41 41,281 3.6
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 6,170 0.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 167 12,687 1.1
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 Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 963 0.1
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 Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 2,521 0.2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 324 24,613 2.2
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 1,342 0.1
Old Order River Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 21 4,957 0.4
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 840 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 1,911 0.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 550 0.0
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 40 4,461 0.4
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 597 160,800 14.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 2,982 0.3
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 35 --- ---
Primitive Baptists, Eastern District Association of Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 483 0.0
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 183 0.0
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,280 0.2
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 104 0.0
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 88 0.0
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 700 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 77 21,547 1.9
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 99 0.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 4,924 0.4
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 112 22,956 2.0
Sikh Other Other Groups 9 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 514 187,227 16.5
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 3,714 0.3
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 36 6,116 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 424 157,180 13.8
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2,094 566,084 49.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 24,480 2.2
Wayne Trail Missionary Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 2,385 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 93 19,507 1.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 21 4,473 0.4
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 11,167 5,102,269  

The population of Ohio was 11,353,140 in 2000; in 1990 it was 10,847,115. The total population changed 4.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (5,102,269) included 44.9% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.