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Bellefontaine, OH Micro Area - Metro Area 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 8 4,510 97.72
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 18 2,448 53.04
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 2,024 43.86
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 1,646 35.67
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 983 21.30
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 908 19.67
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 7 738 15.99
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 620 13.43
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 4 602 13.04
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 581 12.59
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 400 8.67
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 342 7.41
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 337 7.30
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 267 5.79
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 256 5.55
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 244 5.29
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 199 4.31
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 176 3.81
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 3.25
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 119 2.58
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 100 2.17
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 64 1.39
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 60 1.30
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 30 0.65
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 30 0.65
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 24 0.52
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 1 0.02
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 46,150 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (17,859) included 38.7% 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

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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