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Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

128,001 22,905 75,323 103,833 4,205 21,082 443,883
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 47 93,221 117.73
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 87 48,447 61.18
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 53 32,862 41.50
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 46 23,721 29.96
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 39 17,437 22.02
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 17,276 21.82
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 24 10,815 13.66
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 31 9,374 11.84
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 8,484 10.71
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 21 6,108 7.71
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 5,896 7.45
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 11 5,883 7.43
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 4,866 6.15
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 4,572 5.77
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 4,330 5.47
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 3,398 4.29
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 2,936 3.71
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 2,809 3.55
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 14 2,587 3.27
Jewish Other Judaism 3 2,572 3.25
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 2,360 2.98
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 2,210 2.79
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,945 2.46
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 11 1,904 2.40
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,357 1.71
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,193 1.51
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 1,090 1.38
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 950 1.20
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 846 1.07
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 438 0.55
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 427 0.54
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 411 0.52
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 371 0.47
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 302 0.38
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 168 0.21
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 139 0.18
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 120 0.15
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 100 0.13
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 90 0.11
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 79 0.10
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 60 0.08
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 56 0.07
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 55 0.07
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 39 0.05
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 27 0.03
Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Other Groups 1 22 0.03
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
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical 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 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
Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 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
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 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: 616 324,353  

The population of the Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 791,847 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (324,353) included 41.0% 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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