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Stark County (Ohio)

Religious Traditions, 2010

60,957 5,327 45,340 55,831 5,014 3,929 199,188
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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 58 29,112 76.85
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 29 66,224 174.82
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 27 14,346 37.87
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 15,519 40.97
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 14 2,076 5.48
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 10,621 28.04
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 3,394 8.96
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 10,710 28.27
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 3,407 8.99
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 1,793 4.73
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 3,609 9.53
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,828 4.83
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,687 4.45
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 2,683 7.08
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 519 1.37
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 2,933 7.74
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 612 1.62
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 133 0.35
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 219 0.58
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,556 4.11
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 473 1.25
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 941 2.48
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 435 1.15
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 170 0.45
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 347 0.92
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 2,650 7.00
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 822 2.17
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 208 0.55
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 572 1.51
Jewish Other Judaism 2 1,409 3.72
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 488 1.29
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 20 0.05
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 206 0.54
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 118 0.31
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 381 1.01
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 25 0.07
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 300 0.79
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 36 0.10
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 34 0.09
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
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 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
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 40 0.11
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 296 182,656  

The population of Stark County, Ohio was 378,823 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (182,656) included 48.2% 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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