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Kent County, Michigan

Religious Traditions, 2010

141,345 8,454 47,892 1,730 114,437 15,674 273,090
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 % Change
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +7 +3,674 +81.2%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -3 +2,789 +26.6%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +2 +1,272 +18.2%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +6 +647 +25.8%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +593 +77.9%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +3 +592 +37.2%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +535 +36.9%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3 +452 +79.6%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 +446 +39.2%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +205 +36.3%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 +112 +29.5%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints -1 +111 +4.6%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints +0 +77 +10.2%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 +76 +7.4%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +2 +60 +0.9%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 +55 +85.9%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 +26 +2.6%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +1 +21 +19.8%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +1 +20 +2.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 +15 +6.0%
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -7 -3.0%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -8 -12.9%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups +0 -14 -25.5%
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -33 -39.8%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist +0 -36 -14.6%
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -54 -2.6%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -55 -29.6%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist +1 -63 -42.6%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -115 -23.2%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -120 -16.7%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -130 -19.2%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -197 -27.6%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran +0 -262 -3.5%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +0 -279 -0.2%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -307 -19.7%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 -441 -62.7%
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -620 -40.8%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -2 -817 -26.9%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 -1,285 -20.2%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -1,379 -28.6%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +0 -1,882 -66.2%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +4 -2,640 -15.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -5 -2,937 -39.7%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 -5,821 -11.9%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 --- ---
Canadian and American Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Free Reformed Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist -5 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Heritage Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: +19 -7,724 -3%

The population of Kent County, Michigan was 602,622 in 2010; in 2000 it was 574,335. The total population changed 4.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (329,532) included 54.7% of the total population in 2010.

The population of Kent County, Michigan was 574,335 in 2000; in 1990 it was 500,631. The total population changed 14.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (303,574) included 52.9% 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.