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Akron, 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 45 121,296 172.73
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 129 82,780 117.88
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 50 15,154 21.58
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 24 9,327 13.28
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 23 5,492 7.82
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 4 4,542 6.47
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 13 4,144 5.90
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 15 4,129 5.88
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 12 3,737 5.32
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 10 3,310 4.71
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 10 3,102 4.42
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 13 3,053 4.35
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 6 2,996 4.27
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 2,774 3.95
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 12 2,665 3.80
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 20 2,458 3.50
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 20 2,410 3.43
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 20 2,377 3.38
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 14 2,225 3.17
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 14 2,045 2.91
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 17 2,032 2.89
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 1,910 2.72
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 1,548 2.20
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 1,505 2.14
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,500 2.14
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 1,288 1.83
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 1,230 1.75
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 1,199 1.71
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 852 1.21
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 5 816 1.16
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 800 1.14
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 706 1.01
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 689 0.98
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 619 0.88
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 600 0.85
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 2 585 0.83
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 5 519 0.74
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 498 0.71
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 494 0.70
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 475 0.68
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 472 0.67
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 450 0.64
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 430 0.61
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 420 0.60
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 360 0.51
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 360 0.51
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - West Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 2 328 0.47
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 310 0.44
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 303 0.43
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American-Canadian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 275 0.39
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 264 0.38
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 240 0.34
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarene) - East Conference Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 220 0.31
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 194 0.28
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 185 0.26
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 158 0.23
Nazarene Christian Congregation (Side A or B) Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 136 0.19
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 125 0.18
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 120 0.17
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 107 0.15
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 90 0.13
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 82 0.12
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 80 0.11
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 76 0.11
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 50 0.07
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 37 0.05
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 30 0.04
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 24 0.03
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 18 0.03
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 5 0.01
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 5
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Evangelical Congregational Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 10
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 702,219 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (305,830) included 43.6% 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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