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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 46 6,900 68.01
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 25 8,030 79.14
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 19 4,611 45.45
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 6,314 62.23
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 4,694 46.26
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 3,803 37.48
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 2,340 23.06
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 7,586 74.77
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,446 14.25
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 1,070 10.55
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 317 3.12
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 988 9.74
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 779 7.68
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 393 3.87
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 1,003 9.89
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 495 4.88
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 766 7.55
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 1,304 12.85
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 210 2.07
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 433 4.27
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
2 2,075 20.45
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 161 1.59
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 26 0.26
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 84 0.83
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 268 2.64
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 175 1.72
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 46 0.45
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 115 1.13
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 250 2.46
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 35 0.34
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 197 1.94
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 82 0.81
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 50 0.49
Jewish Other Judaism 1 125 1.23
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 90 0.89
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 24 0.24
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 170 1.68
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 58 0.57
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 88 0.87
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 440 4.34
Totals: 194 58,041  

The population of Wayne County, Ohio was 101,461 in 1990; in 1980 it was 97,408. The total population changed 4.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (58,041) included 57.2% 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 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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