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Bellefontaine, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

5,785 104 6,062 2,250 399 31,258
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant 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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 101 2.20
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 225 4.89
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 429 9.33
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 2 0.04
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 184 4.00
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 2,567 55.80
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 1,070 23.26
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 952 20.69
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 1 94 2.04
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 545 11.85
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 36 0.78
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 367 7.98
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 185 4.02
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 667 14.50
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 61 1.33
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 31 0.67
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 151 3.28
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 869 18.89
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 6 717 15.59
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,057 22.98
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 625 13.59
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 422 9.17
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 19 0.41
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 77 1.67
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 150 3.26
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,039 22.58
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 61 1.33
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 516 11.22
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 419 9.11
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 21 4,122 89.60
Totals: 82 17,760  

The population of the Bellefontaine, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area was 46,005 in 2000; in 1990 it was 42,310. The total population changed 8.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (17,760) included 38.6% 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.


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