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Montgomery County (Ohio)

Religious Traditions, 2010

93,334 21,263 47,961 78,909 4,205 14,123 275,358
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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 62 0.11
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 16 10,853 19.41
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 6,364 11.38
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 122 0.22
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 239 0.43
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 242 0.43
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 34 89,698 160.44
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 2,213 3.96
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,472 2.63
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 3,238 5.79
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 1 77 0.14
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 3,510 6.28
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 3,082 5.51
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 78 0.14
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 2,503 4.48
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 12 2,769 4.95
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 3,650 6.53
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 3,773 6.75
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 190 0.34
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 17 0.03
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 3,186 5.70
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 11 0.02
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 29 12,969 23.20
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 40 0.07
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 130 0.23
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,694 3.03
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 420 0.75
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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4 4,200 7.51
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 705 1.26
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 104 0.19
Jewish Other Judaism 5 5,000 8.94
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,701 3.04
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 72 0.13
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 174 0.31
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 909 1.63
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 303 0.54
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 124 0.22
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 288 0.52
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 99 0.18
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 100 0.18
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 4,114 7.36
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 271 0.48
Primitive Baptists, Eastern District Association of Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 87 0.16
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,127 2.02
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 2,683 4.80
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 47 27,663 49.48
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 306 0.55
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 7,101 12.70
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 53 25,053 44.81
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 322 0.58
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 871 1.56
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 124 0.22
Totals: 430 236,103  

The population of Montgomery County, Ohio was 559,062 in 2000; in 1990 it was 573,809. The total population changed -2.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (236,103) included 42.2% 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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