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Defiance, OH Micro Area - Metro Area Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 12 14,540 379.77
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 4 6,044 157.86
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 6 2,254 58.87
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 11 2,089 54.56
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 1,941 50.70
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 906 23.66
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 9 623 16.27
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 601 15.70
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 526 13.74
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 214 5.59
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 208 5.43
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 191 4.99
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 145 3.79
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 137 3.58
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 132 3.45
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 132 3.45
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 122 3.19
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 120 3.13
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 118 3.08
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 101 2.64
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 100 2.61
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 86 2.25
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 50 1.31
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 42 1.10
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 31 0.81
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 14 0.37
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 1 0.03
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 38,286 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (31,468) included 82.2% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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