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Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

329,196 24,719 151,351 401,960 4,211 33,066 1,170,077
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 198 414,020 237.80
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 235 94,204 54.11
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 243 83,576 48.00
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 118 47,530 27.30
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 131 36,796 21.13
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 67 23,099 13.27
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 39 20,178 11.59
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 46 19,941 11.45
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 38 16,719 9.60
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 67 14,764 8.48
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 44 14,693 8.44
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 49 14,059 8.08
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 57 8,688 4.99
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 21 8,299 4.77
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 25 8,146 4.68
Jewish Other Judaism 8 7,981 4.58
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 6,879 3.95
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 52 5,698 3.27
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 4,513 2.59
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 4,093 2.35
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 3,471 1.99
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 2,825 1.62
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 2,446 1.40
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,021 0.59
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 914 0.52
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 7 718 0.41
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 707 0.41
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 657 0.38
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 500 0.29
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 457 0.26
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 318 0.18
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 252 0.14
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 235 0.13
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 201 0.12
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 196 0.11
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 3 194 0.11
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 169 0.10
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 162 0.09
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 149 0.09
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 147 0.08
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 2 145 0.08
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 131 0.08
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 104 0.06
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 104 0.06
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 79 0.05
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 73 0.04
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 51 0.03
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 42 0.02
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 39 0.02
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 9 0.01
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
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
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 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
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 1,571 870,392  

The population of the Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,741,049 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (870,392) included 50.0% 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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