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Erie County, Ohio - County 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 7 18,581 245.71
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 21 8,390 110.95
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 6 2,963 39.18
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 7 2,623 34.69
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 8 1,696 22.43
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 776 10.26
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 772 10.21
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 760 10.05
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 622 8.23
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 616 8.15
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 531 7.02
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 496 6.56
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 471 6.23
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 440 5.82
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 328 4.34
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 292 3.86
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 249 3.29
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 247 3.27
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 236 3.12
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 225 2.98
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 202 2.67
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 200 2.64
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 192 2.54
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 127 1.68
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 95 1.26
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 84 1.11
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 66 0.87
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 60 0.79
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 46 0.61
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 43 0.57
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 17 0.22
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 5 0.07
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 75,622 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (42,451) included 56.1% 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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