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Kalamazoo County, Michigan

Religious Traditions, 2010

37,002 4,140 24,155 275 23,876 6,306 154,577
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 124 0.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,863 7.8
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,232 5.2
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 75 0.3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 377 1.6
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 9 21,159 88.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 188 0.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 690 2.9
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 5,708 23.9
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 318 1.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 636 2.7
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 910 3.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 83 0.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 982 4.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 520 2.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 116 0.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 144 0.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,778 7.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 483 2.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 199 0.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 2,467 10.3
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 122 0.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 430 1.8
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 43 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,792 7.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 3,600 15.1
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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6 6,350 26.6
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 408 1.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 2 1,500 6.3
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 2,279 9.6
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups --- --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 303 1.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 1,109 4.6
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 97 0.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 88 0.4
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 99 0.4
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 308 1.3
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 179 0.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 32 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,525 10.6
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 68 0.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 9,538 40.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 720 3.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 664 2.8
Sikh Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 733 3.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 333 1.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,845 7.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 21 7,292 30.6
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 322 1.3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 185 0.8
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 889 3.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 267 1.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 176 84,216  

The population of Kalamazoo County, Michigan was 238,603 in 2000; in 1990 it was 223,411. The total population changed 6.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (84,216) included 35.3% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.