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Montgomery County, Ohio - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 80 102,222 190.25
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 31 69,811 129.93
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 46 17,908 33.33
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 57 17,856 33.23
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 15 11,488 21.38
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 41 10,661 19.84
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 9,174 17.07
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 6,371 11.86
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 8 5,972 11.11
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 5,925 11.03
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 24 5,584 10.39
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 15 5,190 9.66
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 14 4,641 8.64
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 16 4,188 7.79
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 12 4,178 7.78
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 8 4,104 7.64
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 25 3,729 6.94
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 12 3,469 6.46
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 12 3,329 6.20
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 3,074 5.72
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 21 2,886 5.37
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 2,420 4.50
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 14 2,086 3.88
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,800 3.35
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 5 1,611 3.00
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 1,607 2.99
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 1,300 2.42
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 9 1,264 2.35
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 1,160 2.16
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5 1,030 1.92
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 970 1.81
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 817 1.52
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 784 1.46
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 730 1.36
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 729 1.36
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 652 1.21
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 380 0.71
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 367 0.68
Old German Baptist Brethren Church, New Conference Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 350 0.65
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 345 0.64
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 342 0.64
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 267 0.50
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 234 0.44
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 224 0.42
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 204 0.38
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 202 0.38
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 200 0.37
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 200 0.37
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 0.34
Old German Baptist Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 168 0.31
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 5 150 0.28
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 146 0.27
Primitive Baptists, Eastern District Association of Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 137 0.25
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 135 0.25
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 114 0.21
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 90 0.17
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 67 0.12
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 60 0.11
Agape Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 49 0.09
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 44 0.08
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 39 0.07
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 36 0.07
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 35 0.07
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 31 0.06
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 28 0.05
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 12 0.02
Kentucky Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 5
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of God and Saints of Christ Other Christians Judaism Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 18
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 537,309 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (325,556) included 60.6% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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