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Ohio - State 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 829 1,820,233 154.26
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1,867 1,411,863 119.66
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 1,659 336,720 28.54
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 506 163,671 13.87
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 740 132,633 11.24
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 441 127,093 10.77
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 94 120,077 10.18
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 297 112,904 9.57
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 325 90,042 7.63
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 343 89,086 7.55
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 270 85,308 7.23
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 313 79,018 6.70
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 299 72,791 6.17
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 719 71,756 6.08
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 123 69,033 5.85
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 462 66,104 5.60
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 127 62,623 5.31
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 197 53,286 4.52
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 180 49,080 4.16
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 209 41,840 3.55
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 108 40,751 3.45
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 372 39,255 3.33
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 156 33,171 2.81
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 132 31,933 2.71
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 103 29,236 2.48
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 52 26,876 2.28
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 149 25,966 2.20
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 24 24,066 2.04
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 12 22,802 1.93
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 152 22,144 1.88
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 20 17,880 1.52
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 23 17,855 1.51
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 46 14,892 1.26
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 12 13,550 1.15
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 70 13,060 1.11
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 87 9,427 0.80
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 60 9,288 0.79
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 33 8,434 0.71
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 124 8,371 0.71
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 7,654 0.65
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 17 7,463 0.63
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 47 7,356 0.62
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 13 7,074 0.60
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 28 6,263 0.53
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 35 6,125 0.52
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 8 5,980 0.51
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 23 5,936 0.50
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 31 5,798 0.49
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 35 5,410 0.46
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 22 5,105 0.43
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 10 4,887 0.41
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 40 4,576 0.39
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 24 4,533 0.38
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 13 4,037 0.34
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 18 3,965 0.34
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 24 3,837 0.33
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 33 3,726 0.32
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 26 3,687 0.31
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 12 3,567 0.30
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 10 3,480 0.29
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 33 3,152 0.27
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 33 2,984 0.25
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 2,780 0.24
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 9 2,774 0.24
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 20 2,749 0.23
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 2,748 0.23
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 2,588 0.22
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 17 2,516 0.21
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9 2,508 0.21
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 13 2,277 0.19
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 13 2,237 0.19
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 13 2,236 0.19
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 12 2,160 0.18
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 13 2,042 0.17
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 17 1,773 0.15
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 19 1,726 0.15
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 1,625 0.14
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 19 1,616 0.14
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 7 1,393 0.12
Old German Baptist Brethren Church, New Conference Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 12 1,369 0.12
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 1,290 0.11
Anabaptist Disciples of Christ Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 8 1,257 0.11
Old German Baptist Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 13 1,244 0.11
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 14 1,166 0.10
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 940 0.08
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 935 0.08
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - East Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 7 797 0.07
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 19 768 0.07
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 19 760 0.06
Nationwide Fellowship Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 7 731 0.06
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 720 0.06
Primitive Baptists, Eastern District Association of Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 687 0.06
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 680 0.06
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 4 680 0.06
Biblical Mennonite Alliance Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 7 678 0.06
Wisler Mennonite Conference (Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 644 0.05
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - West Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 4 631 0.05
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 16 593 0.05
Stauffer Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 566 0.05
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 556 0.05
Midwest Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 535 0.05
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 516 0.04
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 484 0.04
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 5 461 0.04
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 6 427 0.04
Wisler Mennonite Conference (Ohio-Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 424 0.04
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 411 0.03
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 400 0.03
Agape Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 396 0.03
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 375 0.03
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 360 0.03
Apostolic Christian Faith Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 3 306 0.03
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 6 298 0.03
Dunkard Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 289 0.02
Haven Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 280 0.02
Old Order German Baptist Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 279 0.02
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 7 264 0.02
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 217 0.02
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 217 0.02
Northern New Salem Association of Old Regular Baptists. Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 12 201 0.02
Mennonite Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 189 0.02
Hoover Old Order Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 187 0.02
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 185 0.02
Nazarene Christian Congregation (Side A or B) Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 2 181 0.02
Unaffiliated Amish-Mennonite (Conservative) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 168 0.01
Unaffiliated Mennonite (Wisler Christian Fellowship) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 164 0.01
Pilgrim Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 157 0.01
Washington-Franklin Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 147 0.01
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 111 0.01
Riverdale Old Order (Virginia) Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 105 0.01
Old Brethren (Goshen) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 104 0.01
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 102 0.01
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 98 0.01
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 96 0.01
Berea Amish Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 95 0.01
Evangelical Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 93 0.01
Indian Bottom Association of Old Regular Baptists. Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 89 0.01
Believers in Christ Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 87 0.01
Northeastern Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 80 0.01
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 70 0.01
Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 70 0.01
Swedenborgian Church Other Christians Spiritualist Family 3 59 0.01
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 4 51 0.00
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 51 0.00
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 41 0.00
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 40 0.00
Stauffer Mennonite (independent groups) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 39 0.00
Old Brethren (California) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 32 0.00
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 31 0.00
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 20 0.00
Weaverland Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 0 3 0.00
Independent Judaism Judaism 2 0 0.00
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 4
Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 13
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 1
Episcopal Missionary Church Mainline Protestant 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 24
Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 10
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of God and Saints of Christ Other Christians Judaism Family 2
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 3
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Kentucky Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 7
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 2
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 3
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 7
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 16
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 2
Covenant Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1
Evangelical Lutheran Conference and Ministerium of North America Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 11
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 26
Remnant: Charity Ministries and related Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 27
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 25
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 24
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 12
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 11
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 20
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 40
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 22
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 7
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 129
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 28
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11
Evangelical Congregational Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 5
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 28
Federation of Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 30
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 2
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 9
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 178
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 17
Jain Other Other Groups Family 5
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 12
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 56
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 12
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 30
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 20
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 106
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 10
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 131
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 11,799,448 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (5,646,238) included 47.9% 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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