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Columbus, IN 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
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 16 10,300 125.29
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 7 6,220 75.66
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 7 5,558 67.61
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 4,828 58.73
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 17 2,804 34.11
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 5 1,927 23.44
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,383 16.82
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 969 11.79
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 717 8.72
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 653 7.94
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 572 6.96
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 1 506 6.16
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 427 5.19
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 361 4.39
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 333 4.05
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 232 2.82
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 200 2.43
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 165 2.01
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 148 1.80
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 138 1.68
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 137 1.67
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 105 1.28
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 100 1.22
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 100 1.22
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 92 1.12
Haven Mennonite Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 85 1.03
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 73 0.89
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 48 0.58
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 33 0.40
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 32 0.39
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 17 0.21
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
Evangel Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Presbyterian Reformed Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 82,208 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (39,263) included 47.8% 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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