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Knox County (Ohio)

Religious Traditions, 2010

13,143 123 6,260 3,250 389 37,756
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic 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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 148 3.20
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,538 33.22
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 260 5.62
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 3,436 74.21
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 80 1.73
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 1,005 21.70
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,541 33.28
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 519 11.21
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 262 5.66
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 267 5.77
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,150 24.84
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 328 7.08
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 1.94
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 842 18.18
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 115 2.48
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 339 7.32
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 156 3.37
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,238 26.74
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 428 9.24
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 1,009 21.79
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 94 2.03
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 14 0.30
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 430 9.29
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 6,093 131.59
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 85 21,382  

The population of Knox County, Ohio was 46,304 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (21,382) included 46.2% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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