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Lima, 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 8 14,732 144.14
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 25 11,530 112.81
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 5,619 54.98
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 24 5,327 52.12
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 13 4,394 42.99
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 7 2,574 25.18
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 2,162 21.15
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 1,520 14.87
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 3 1,407 13.77
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 4 1,070 10.47
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 920 9.00
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 5 890 8.71
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 701 6.86
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 536 5.24
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 534 5.22
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 513 5.02
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 474 4.64
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 360 3.52
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 324 3.17
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 310 3.03
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 304 2.97
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 270 2.64
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 250 2.45
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 192 1.88
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 180 1.76
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 170 1.66
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 164 1.60
Old German Baptist Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 158 1.55
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 150 1.47
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 145 1.42
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 136 1.33
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 120 1.17
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 109 1.07
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 107 1.05
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 51 0.50
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.49
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 50 0.49
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 48 0.47
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 32 0.31
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 32 0.31
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 26 0.25
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 23 0.23
Old German Baptist Brethren Church, New Conference Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 20 0.20
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 12 0.12
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 102,206 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (58,696) included 57.4% 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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