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Berrien County, Michigan

Religious Traditions, 2010

34,679 6,437 10,538 100 17,231 4,727 83,101
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 11 17,231 109.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 23 10,021 63.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 6,743 43.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 4,642 29.6
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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21 3,183 20.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 3,181 20.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 3,126 19.9
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 2,476 15.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,216 14.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 2,046 13.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,831 11.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 1,492 9.5
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 1,217 7.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,214 7.7
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,212 7.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,056 6.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 947 6.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 933 5.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 893 5.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 768 4.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 676 4.3
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 608 3.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 529 3.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 524 3.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 518 3.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 479 3.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 334 2.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 314 2.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 306 2.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 256 1.6
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 248 1.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 243 1.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 228 1.5
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 1.4
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 202 1.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 200 1.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 184 1.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 183 1.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 150 1.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 145 0.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 137 0.9
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 123 0.8
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 122 0.8
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.6
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 62 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 48 0.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 42 0.3
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 16 0.1
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Totals: 246 73,712  

The population of Berrien County, Michigan was 156,813 in 2010; in 2000 it was 162,453. The total population changed -3.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (73,712) included 47.0% of the total population in 2010.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.