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    Take a look around in downtown Cleveland and you’ll see lots of churches—large churches, beautiful churches, historic churches. And, for the most part, empty churches. Forty-two percent of the people in the county that surrounds the city aren’t affiliated with a religious body—Christian or otherwise. Only 5.5 percent of metro Cleveland residents are members of evangelical churches. Despite Southern Baptists presence in the city for five decades, only eight SBC churches call the city itself home.
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    City Coordinator: Jeff Calloway


  • Find out more about opportunities to be a part of what God is doing through Send North America: Cleveland during a Catch the Vision tours.

  • Fast Facts

    Cleveland Fast Facts 
    Population in Cleveland 
    1.6 million people live in the
    metro Cleveland area (includes Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties)
    SBC Church-Population Ratio
    There is one Southern Baptist Convention church for every 41,932 metro Cleveland residents (Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties).
    Ethnic Diversity
    (67.5 percent Anglo,  24.5 percent African America, n4.5 percent Hispanic, 2.4 percent Asian/Pacific Islander)  

    Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, SBC Annual Church Profile, 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregation & Membership Study
    Statistics are for the Send North America: Cleveland focus area. Compiled by the NAMB Center for Missional Research.