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Franklin County, Ohio - County 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 151 175,680 132.71
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 51 151,945 114.78
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 25 42,666 32.23
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 64 28,186 21.29
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 86 17,600 13.29
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 29 16,639 12.57
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 20 15,200 11.48
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 21 15,044 11.36
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 10 12,356 9.33
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 33 12,277 9.27
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 20 11,120 8.40
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 12 10,156 7.67
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 13 9,768 7.38
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 35 9,334 7.05
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 29 8,145 6.15
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 11 6,930 5.23
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 17 6,417 4.85
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 24 6,096 4.60
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 5,857 4.42
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 8 5,755 4.35
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 24 5,750 4.34
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 4,700 3.55
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 12 4,270 3.23
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 12 3,979 3.01
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 3,883 2.93
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 3 3,226 2.44
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 3,000 2.27
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 20 2,895 2.19
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 5 2,500 1.89
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 10 2,497 1.89
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 2,480 1.87
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 7 2,364 1.79
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 2,300 1.74
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 12 2,118 1.60
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 2,009 1.52
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 1,731 1.31
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 4 1,388 1.05
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,200 0.91
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 1,163 0.88
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 1,000 0.76
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,000 0.76
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 14 963 0.73
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 869 0.66
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 742 0.56
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 738 0.56
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 720 0.54
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 2 664 0.50
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 640 0.48
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 600 0.45
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 580 0.44
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 0.38
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 3 485 0.37
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 434 0.33
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 400 0.30
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 360 0.27
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 312 0.24
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 2 280 0.21
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 280 0.21
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 230 0.17
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 206 0.16
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 200 0.15
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 196 0.15
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 184 0.14
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 164 0.12
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 140 0.11
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 110 0.08
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.08
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 100 0.08
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 97 0.07
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 75 0.06
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 73 0.06
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 50 0.04
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 1 46 0.03
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 38 0.03
Northern New Salem Association of Old Regular Baptists. Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 34 0.03
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 30 0.02
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 25 0.02
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 22 0.02
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 21 0.02
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 12 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - West Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 8 0.01
Independent Judaism Judaism 2 0 0.00
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 0 0.00
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Episcopal Missionary Church Mainline Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 3
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 3
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Church of God and Saints of Christ Other Christians Judaism Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 16
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 24
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 7
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 4
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 17
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 1,323,807 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (634,352) included 47.9% 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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