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Jackson County, Michigan

Religious Traditions, 2010

16,909 1,790 8,645 112 19,651 1,649 111,492
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 8 19,651 122.6
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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19 3,533 22.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 3,380 21.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 2,575 16.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 2,184 13.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 2,036 12.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,560 9.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,423 8.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,156 7.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 1,032 6.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 836 5.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 835 5.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 829 5.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 825 5.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 821 5.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 623 3.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 467 2.9
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 461 2.9
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 413 2.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 407 2.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 368 2.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 349 2.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 293 1.8
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 281 1.8
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 250 1.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 244 1.5
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 232 1.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 1.4
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 198 1.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 192 1.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 182 1.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 167 1.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 117 0.7
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 112 0.7
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 103 0.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 97 0.6
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 87 0.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 73 0.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 39 0.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 18 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 162 48,756  

The population of Jackson County, Michigan was 160,248 in 2010; in 2000 it was 158,422. The total population changed 1.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (48,756) included 30.4% 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.