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Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 173 546,022 261.47
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 201 213,546 102.26
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 95 37,092 17.76
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 68 30,884 14.79
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 18 23,762 11.38
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 43 23,716 11.36
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 77 21,116 10.11
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 35 19,180 9.18
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 69 19,049 9.12
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 66 18,440 8.83
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 51 17,697 8.47
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 55 14,548 6.97
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 8 12,000 5.75
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 86 10,120 4.85
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 20 9,910 4.75
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 7 9,040 4.33
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 86 8,952 4.29
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 16 8,639 4.14
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 29 7,349 3.52
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 18 7,158 3.43
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 6,521 3.12
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 28 6,446 3.09
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 28 5,994 2.87
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 23 5,551 2.66
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 24 5,525 2.65
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 4,368 2.09
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 14 4,204 2.01
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 4,150 1.99
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 3 4,081 1.95
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 27 3,986 1.91
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 11 3,901 1.87
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 19 3,735 1.79
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 8 3,426 1.64
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 27 3,267 1.56
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 2,860 1.37
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 6 2,611 1.25
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 1,860 0.89
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 11 1,856 0.89
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,825 0.87
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 10 1,686 0.81
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 1,594 0.76
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 6 1,495 0.72
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 11 1,410 0.68
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 1,310 0.63
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 1,270 0.61
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8 1,068 0.51
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 934 0.45
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 800 0.38
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 780 0.37
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 740 0.35
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 720 0.34
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 678 0.32
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 677 0.32
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 600 0.29
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 548 0.26
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 535 0.26
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 512 0.25
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 500 0.24
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 487 0.23
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 477 0.23
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 402 0.19
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 400 0.19
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 378 0.18
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 360 0.17
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 350 0.17
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.14
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 300 0.14
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 296 0.14
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 286 0.14
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 275 0.13
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 274 0.13
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 274 0.13
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 261 0.12
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 259 0.12
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 194 0.09
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 0.09
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 180 0.09
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - East Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 3 170 0.08
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 127 0.06
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 115 0.06
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 102 0.05
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.05
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 99 0.05
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 96 0.05
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 96 0.05
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 83 0.04
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 80 0.04
Wisler Mennonite Conference (Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 72 0.03
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 71 0.03
Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.02
Nazarene Christian Congregation (Side A or B) Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 45 0.02
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 38 0.02
Midwest Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 35 0.02
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 25 0.01
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 20 0.01
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 14 0.01
Northern New Salem Association of Old Regular Baptists. Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 14 0.01
Swedenborgian Church Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1 5 0.00
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 0 0.00
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 2
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 6
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 13
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 8
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 6
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 8
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 7
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 22
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 2,088,251 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,159,634) included 55.5% 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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