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Columbus, 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 81 251,141 117.41
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 270 223,044 104.28
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 247 59,154 27.66
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 26 44,294 20.71
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 145 30,999 14.49
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 66 27,758 12.98
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 40 22,774 10.65
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 57 19,859 9.28
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 23 17,346 8.11
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 52 16,526 7.73
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 30 16,080 7.52
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 23 15,740 7.36
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 62 14,341 6.70
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 31 13,608 6.36
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 51 13,334 6.23
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 43 12,364 5.78
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 21 11,284 5.28
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 12 7,080 3.31
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 32 6,679 3.12
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 16 6,293 2.94
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 12 5,897 2.76
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 5,731 2.68
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 45 5,731 2.68
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 20 5,618 2.63
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 22 5,458 2.55
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 20 5,390 2.52
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 4,700 2.20
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 3,883 1.82
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 9 3,339 1.56
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 10 3,275 1.53
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 3 3,226 1.51
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 3,120 1.46
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 5 2,500 1.17
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 13 2,418 1.13
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 2,300 1.08
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 2,009 0.94
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 28 1,906 0.89
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 1,838 0.86
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 23 1,786 0.83
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 1,727 0.81
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 4 1,388 0.65
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 11 1,289 0.60
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,200 0.56
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 1,176 0.55
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 9 1,063 0.50
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 1,000 0.47
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,000 0.47
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 954 0.45
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 915 0.43
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4 853 0.40
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 4 802 0.37
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 726 0.34
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 720 0.34
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 640 0.30
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 600 0.28
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 3 593 0.28
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 11 542 0.25
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 0.23
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 486 0.23
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 389 0.18
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 360 0.17
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 356 0.17
Anabaptist Disciples of Christ Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 281 0.13
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 2 280 0.13
Biblical Mennonite Alliance Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 280 0.13
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 280 0.13
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 230 0.11
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 217 0.10
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 208 0.10
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 203 0.09
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 200 0.09
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 196 0.09
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 184 0.09
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 140 0.07
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 127 0.06
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 110 0.05
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.05
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 100 0.05
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 97 0.05
Mennonite Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 87 0.04
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 85 0.04
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 70 0.03
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 50 0.02
Northern New Salem Association of Old Regular Baptists. Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 48 0.02
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 47 0.02
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 1 46 0.02
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 45 0.02
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 41 0.02
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 38 0.02
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 30 0.01
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 26 0.01
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 25 0.01
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 12 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - West Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 8 0.00
Independent Judaism Judaism 2 0 0.00
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 3
Church of God and Saints of Christ Other Christians Judaism Family 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Kentucky Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Covenant Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Episcopal Missionary Church Mainline Protestant 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 4
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 3
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 46
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 6
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 44
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Jain Other Other Groups Family 2
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 13
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 15
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 4
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 35
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 2,138,926 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (922,993) included 43.2% 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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