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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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 63 28,328 43.08
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 54 119,024 181.00
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 16,760 25.49
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 21 7,248 11.02
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 20 9,499 14.45
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 3,403 5.18
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 2,661 4.05
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 4,909 7.47
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 8,491 12.91
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 2,718 4.13
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 4,977 7.57
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 3,688 5.61
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 7,688 11.69
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 5,714 8.69
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 1,317 2.00
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 13 6,390 9.72
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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13 36,100 54.90
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,117 1.70
Jewish Other Judaism 7 6,000 9.12
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 6 492 0.75
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 608 0.92
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,995 3.03
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,125 1.71
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 66 0.10
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 805 1.22
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 624 0.95
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,510 2.30
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 675 1.03
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 341 0.52
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 422 0.64
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 175 0.27
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 90 0.14
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 67 0.10
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 190 0.29
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 273 0.42
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 168 0.26
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 310 0.47
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 215 0.33
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 628 0.96
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 85 0.13
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 2,244 3.41
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 52 0.08
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 151 0.23
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 62 0.09
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 99 0.15
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 83 0.13
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 102 0.16
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 178 0.27
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,193 1.81
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 22 0.03
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 6 0.01
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 119 0.18
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 33 0.05
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 93 0.14
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 21,879 33.27
Totals: 483 313,212  

The population of the Akron, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 657,575 in 1990; in 1980 it was 660,328. The total population changed -0.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (313,212) included 47.6% 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 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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