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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 123 2.02
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 949 15.58
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 16 2,111 34.65
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 522 8.57
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 4 0.07
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 3,250 53.35
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 668 10.97
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 96 1.58
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 2,631 43.19
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 142 2.33
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 633 10.39
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 385 6.32
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 361 5.93
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,787 29.33
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 220 3.61
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 67 1.10
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 276 4.53
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 729 11.97
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 139 2.28
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 82 1.35
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
7 1,450 23.80
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 302 4.96
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 243 3.99
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,319 21.65
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 492 8.08
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 292 4.79
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 24 3,616 59.36
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 276 4.53
Totals: 120 23,165  

The population of Knox County, Ohio was 60,921 in 2010; in 2000 it was 54,500. The total population changed 11.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (23,165) included 38.0% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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