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Akron, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

84,175 6,842 58,278 136,846 4,452 8,820 403,787
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 54 162,705 246.40
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 65 35,409 53.62
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 18,273 27.67
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 20 10,255 15.53
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 9,779 14.81
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 21 8,546 12.94
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 14 7,711 11.68
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 6,936 10.50
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 6,571 9.95
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 5,807 8.79
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 4,755 7.20
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 4,130 6.25
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 3,348 5.07
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 2,847 4.31
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 2,283 3.46
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 2,259 3.42
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 2,244 3.40
Jewish Other Judaism 3 2,239 3.39
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,280 1.94
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,227 1.86
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,165 1.76
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 1,158 1.75
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 1,077 1.63
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 768 1.16
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 759 1.15
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 603 0.91
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 486 0.74
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 479 0.73
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 422 0.64
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 416 0.63
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 403 0.61
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 6 381 0.58
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 223 0.34
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 210 0.32
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 180 0.27
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 175 0.27
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 160 0.24
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 140 0.21
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 126 0.19
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 121 0.18
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 103 0.16
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 100 0.15
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 73 0.11
Church of Jesus Christ, The (Bickertonites) Other Latter-day Saints 1 14 0.02
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 0 0.00
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 416 308,346  

The population of the Akron, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 660,328 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (308,346) included 46.7% 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 www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

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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