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Lorain County (Ohio)

Religious Traditions, 2010

34,366 2,321 20,221 73,443 791 1,610 168,604
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 39 68,070 251.06
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 10,718 39.53
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 25 11,997 44.25
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 7,479 27.58
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 13 4,838 17.84
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,995 11.05
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 3,143 11.59
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 1,214 4.48
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 683 2.52
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,252 4.62
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 993 3.66
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 317 1.17
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,324 4.88
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 114 0.42
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,867 6.89
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 548 2.02
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 1,125 4.15
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 74 0.27
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 120 0.44
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 91 0.34
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 738 2.72
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 208 0.77
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 578 2.13
Jewish Other Judaism 2 850 3.14
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 109 0.40
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 234 0.86
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 445 1.64
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 102 0.38
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 30 0.11
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 56 0.21
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 46 0.17
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 53 0.20
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 80 0.30
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 103 0.38
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 14 0.05
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 350 1.29
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 67 0.25
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 104 0.38
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 27 0.10
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 27 0.10
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 275 1.01
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 7,311 26.97
Totals: 228 130,769  

The population of Lorain County, Ohio was 271,126 in 1990; in 1980 it was 274,909. The total population changed -1.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (130,769) included 48.2% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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