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Tuscola County, Michigan

Denominational Groups, 2000

13,238 4,952   6,418 155 33,503
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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Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 8 7,031 120.7
Catholic Church Catholic 7 6,418 110.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 18 3,330 57.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 1,088 18.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 4 807 13.9
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 803 13.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 743 12.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 7 637 10.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 4 536 9.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 2 415 7.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 355 6.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 1 354 6.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 342 5.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 301 5.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 2 238 4.1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 211 3.6
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 4 201 3.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 198 3.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 150 2.6
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 2 136 2.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 2 109 1.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 2 105 1.8
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 80 1.4
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 68 1.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 1 56 1.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 1 46 0.8
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 5 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 85 24,763  
Total (Adjusted)**:   27,436  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 55,498; in 2000 it was 58,266. The total population changed 5.0%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (24,763) include 42.5% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (27,436) include 47.1% of the population.


*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. [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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