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Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 169 383,647 169.99
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 276 360,542 159.75
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 312 89,197 39.52
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 173 43,198 19.14
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 132 41,333 18.31
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 13 24,120 10.69
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 45 17,468 7.74
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 52 15,438 6.84
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 25 13,245 5.87
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 76 13,120 5.81
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 46 12,288 5.44
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 36 10,833 4.80
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 60 10,625 4.71
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 31 9,995 4.43
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 16 9,944 4.41
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 40 9,560 4.24
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 35 7,187 3.18
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 37 7,169 3.18
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 6,731 2.98
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 14 6,450 2.86
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 39 6,048 2.68
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 18 5,842 2.59
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 43 5,419 2.40
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 4 5,160 2.29
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 21 4,984 2.21
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 16 4,100 1.82
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 16 3,325 1.47
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 43 2,896 1.28
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 4 2,706 1.20
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 2,275 1.01
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 2,000 0.89
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,848 0.82
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8 1,680 0.74
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,455 0.64
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 1,388 0.62
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 1,332 0.59
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 4 1,324 0.59
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,310 0.58
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 6 1,028 0.46
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 1,008 0.45
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 980 0.43
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 896 0.40
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 6 826 0.37
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 6 808 0.36
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 732 0.32
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 600 0.27
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 14 590 0.26
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 500 0.22
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 499 0.22
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 477 0.21
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 466 0.21
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 450 0.20
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 450 0.20
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 440 0.19
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 350 0.16
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 287 0.13
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 280 0.12
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 274 0.12
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 250 0.11
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 225 0.10
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 0.08
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 0.08
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 171 0.08
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 140 0.06
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 129 0.06
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 128 0.06
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 117 0.05
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 117 0.05
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 104 0.05
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 100 0.04
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 96 0.04
Indian Bottom Association of Old Regular Baptists. Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 89 0.04
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 69 0.03
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 33 0.01
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 30 0.01
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 30 0.01
Swedenborgian Church Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1 23 0.01
Northern New Salem Association of Old Regular Baptists. Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 17 0.01
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Kentucky Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 2
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 2
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 6
Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 2
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 2
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 9
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 3
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 19
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 2,256,884 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,161,351) included 51.5% 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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