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Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

188,714 44,082 156,950 600,170 17,503 55,823 1,013,998
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 10 0.00
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 47 26,215 12.20
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 207 0.10
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,546 0.72
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 193 0.09
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 350 0.16
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 105 0.05
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 420 0.20
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 51 12,591 5.86
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 30 0.01
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 513 0.24
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.02
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 3,307 1.54
Buddhists Other Other Groups 11 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 231 692,883 322.55
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 3,073 1.43
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 34 12,955 6.03
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 3,587 1.67
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 414 0.19
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,149 0.53
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 6,357 2.96
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 108 0.05
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 240 0.11
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 16 4,959 2.31
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 505 0.24
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 6,932 3.23
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 3,806 1.77
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 830 0.39
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 250 0.12
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 673 0.31
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 176 0.08
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 819 0.38
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 142 0.07
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 36 13,226 6.16
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 307 0.14
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 540 0.25
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 65 31,036 14.45
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 3,090 1.44
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 295 0.14
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 10 1,031 0.48
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 39 9,841 4.58
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 6,000 2.79
Hindus Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,700 0.79
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 4,640 2.16
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 216 0.10
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 199 0.09
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 164 0.08
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 43 81,755 38.06
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 71 34,114 15.88
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.28
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 7 959 0.45
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 162 0.08
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 118 0.05
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 15 20,454 9.52
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 186 0.09
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 763 0.36
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 944 0.44
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,714 0.80
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 57 4,324 2.01
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 76 0.04
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 2,223 1.03
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.09
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 173 0.08
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,000 0.47
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 75 0.03
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 46 18,162 8.45
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 232 0.11
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 61 0.03
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,477 0.69
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 700 0.33
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 4,509 2.10
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,144 0.53
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 23 7,183 3.34
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 53 16,869 7.85
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 2,664 1.24
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 9 1,973 0.92
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 85 35,328 16.45
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 121 59,743 27.81
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 681 0.32
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 496 0.23
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 202 0.09
Totals: 1,375 1,158,946  

The population of the Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,148,143 in 2000; in 1990 it was 2,102,248. The total population changed 2.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,158,946) included 54.0% 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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