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Calhoun County, Michigan

Denominational Groups, 2000

20,483 11,588 73 12,456 933 92,452
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic 5 12,456 90.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 5 6,012 43.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 18 4,268 30.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 6 3,582 26.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 6 2,535 18.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 5 1,812 13.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 4 1,682 12.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 5 1,224 8.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 3 1,190 8.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 7 1,076 7.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 9 1,044 7.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 4 1,043 7.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 3 912 6.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 4 777 5.6
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1 713 5.2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 703 5.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 2 615 4.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 6 533 3.9
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 4 532 3.9
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 497 3.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 387 2.8
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 341 2.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 2 198 1.4
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 198 1.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 139 1.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 137 1.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 119 0.9
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 2 117 0.9
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 97 0.7
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 89 0.6
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 73 0.5
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 1 69 0.5
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 56 0.4
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 1 50 0.4
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 46 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 45 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 1 44 0.3
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 32 0.2
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 29 0.2
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 21 0.2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 21 0.2
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 19 0.1
Buddhism Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 128 45,533  
Total (Adjusted)**:   54,465  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 135,982; in 2000 it was 137,985. The total population changed 1.5%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (45,533) include 33.0% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (54,465) include 39.5% of the population.

Source

*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. www.glenmary.org [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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