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Wayne County (Ohio)

Religious Traditions, 2010

35,133 372 17,465 9,031 770 51,749
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic 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
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 31 4,967 50.99
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 9,119 93.62
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 15 3,703 38.02
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 4,408 45.25
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 4,250 43.63
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 3,912 40.16
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 7,611 78.14
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,840 18.89
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,056 10.84
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,098 11.27
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,516 15.56
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 382 3.92
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 603 6.19
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 1,293 13.27
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 531 5.45
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 652 6.69
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 1,635 16.79
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 858 8.81
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 70 0.72
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 372 3.82
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 142 1.46
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 100 1.03
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 167 1.71
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 409 4.20
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 46 0.47
Jewish Other Judaism 1 58 0.60
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 99 1.02
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 115 1.18
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 28 0.29
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
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 157 51,040  

The population of Wayne County, Ohio was 97,408 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (51,040) included 52.4% 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 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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