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Wood County (Ohio)

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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 37 9,579 89.21
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 17 10,303 95.96
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 10 17,612 164.03
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,368 22.05
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 842 7.84
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 675 6.29
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,143 10.65
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 421 3.92
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 248 2.31
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 595 5.54
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 44 0.41
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 328 3.05
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 125 1.16
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 470 4.38
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 442 4.12
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 481 4.48
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 178 1.66
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 300 2.79
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 93 0.87
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 35 0.33
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 187 1.74
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 36 0.34
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 171 1.59
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 38 0.35
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 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
Jewish Other Judaism 0 0 0.00
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 0 0 0.00
Wayne Trail Missionary Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 117 46,714  

The population of Wood County, Ohio was 107,372 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (46,714) included 43.5% 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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