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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 37 72,978 256.37
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 9,829 34.53
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 9,282 32.61
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 8,092 28.43
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 13 4,157 14.60
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 3,603 12.66
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 2,911 10.23
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 2,436 8.56
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,896 6.66
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,627 5.72
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,189 4.18
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,131 3.97
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 1,043 3.66
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 911 3.20
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 867 3.05
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 842 2.96
Jewish Other Judaism 3 755 2.65
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 734 2.58
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 692 2.43
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 2.11
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 2.11
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 540 1.90
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 435 1.53
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 379 1.33
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 307 1.08
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 265 0.93
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 239 0.84
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 230 0.81
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 216 0.76
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 184 0.65
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 173 0.61
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 150 0.53
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.53
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 144 0.51
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 142 0.50
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 130 0.46
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 127 0.45
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 95 0.33
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 80 0.28
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 70 0.25
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 65 0.23
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 60 0.21
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 53 0.19
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 44 0.15
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 44 0.15
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 30 0.11
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 28 0.10
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 235 130,555  

The population of Lorain County, Ohio was 284,664 in 2000; in 1990 it was 271,126. The total population changed 5.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (130,555) included 45.9% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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