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Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

224,154 20,445 182,024 220,175 5,474 57,114 1,192,588
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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 337 0.25
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 2,638 1.99
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 47 17,382 13.11
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 51 0.04
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 3,002 2.26
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 343 0.26
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 115 0.09
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 110 170,074 128.29
Christ Catholic Church Evangelical Protestant Catholicism 1 6 0.00
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,060 0.80
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 18 7,941 5.99
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 55 16,520 12.46
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 543 0.41
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 212 0.16
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 12 798 0.60
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 5,292 3.99
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 2,957 2.23
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 76 0.06
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 3,740 2.82
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 282 0.21
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 42 12,083 9.11
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 37 5,275 3.98
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 37 0.03
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 181 0.14
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 18 9,799 7.39
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 164 0.12
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 34 0.03
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 91 46,395 35.00
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 106 0.08
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 990 0.75
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,210 0.91
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 6 2,622 1.98
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Jewish Other Judaism 2 440 0.33
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 131 0.10
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 17 5,769 4.35
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 1,065 0.80
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 145 0.11
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 104 0.08
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 65 0.05
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 476 0.36
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 40 0.03
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 39 0.03
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 70 36,536 27.56
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 34 0.03
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 449 0.34
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,093 0.82
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 33 0.02
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 16 3,059 2.31
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 61 23,719 17.89
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 731 0.55
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 29 11,373 8.58
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 326 112,788 85.08
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,248 0.94
Totals: 1,099 511,602  

The population of the Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,325,649 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (511,602) included 38.6% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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