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Erie County (Ohio)

Religious Traditions, 2010

9,836 1,529 10,951 19,734 20 852 34,157
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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
14 4,624 59.99
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 49 0.64
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 105 1.36
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 240 3.11
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 310 4.02
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 80 1.04
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 689 8.94
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 180 2.34
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,111 14.41
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 19,734 256.02
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 20 0.26
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 475 6.16
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 472 6.12
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 137 1.78
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 113 1.47
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 575 7.46
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 133 1.73
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 28 0.36
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 9 4,228 54.85
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 200 2.59
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 117 1.52
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 180 2.34
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 120 1.56
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 180 2.34
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 2,397 31.10
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 3 0.04
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,141 14.80
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 745 9.67
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 180 2.34
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 58 0.75
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 256 3.32
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 296 3.84
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 447 5.80
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 3,299 42.80
Totals: 103 42,922  

The population of Erie County, Ohio was 77,079 in 2010; in 2000 it was 79,551. The total population changed -3.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (42,922) included 55.7% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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