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Religious Traditions, 2010

20,728 479 19,806 21,564 85 3,240 59,586
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 13 21,564 171.84
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
10 12,373 98.60
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 19 10,189 81.20
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 31 7,318 58.32
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 2,206 17.58
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 2,000 15.94
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,408 11.22
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,107 8.82
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 816 6.50
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 782 6.23
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 609 4.85
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 597 4.76
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 543 4.33
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 361 2.88
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 361 2.88
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 359 2.86
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 321 2.56
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 308 2.45
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 283 2.26
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 272 2.17
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 1.73
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 200 1.59
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 184 1.47
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 181 1.44
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 128 1.02
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 122 0.97
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 120 0.96
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 116 0.92
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 106 0.84
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 97 0.77
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 93 0.74
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 87 0.69
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 85 0.68
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 81 0.65
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 80 0.64
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 80 0.64
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 71 0.57
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 50 0.40
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 27 0.22
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 146 65,902  

The population of Wood County, Ohio was 125,488 in 2010; in 2000 it was 121,065. The total population changed 3.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (65,902) included 52.5% 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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