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Livingston County, Michigan

Religious Traditions, 2010

19,679 123 10,563   36,976 1,249 112,377
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 123 0.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 793 4.4
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 974 5.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 11 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 9 36,976 204.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 123 0.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 85 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 364 2.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 968 5.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 3,010 16.6
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 481 2.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 475 2.6
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 167 0.9
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 495 2.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 200 1.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 3,999 22.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 2,626 14.5
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 30 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 108 0.6
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 4,219 23.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 11 0.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
12 5,707 31.5
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 59 0.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,518 8.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 81 0.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 230 1.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 98 0.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 329 1.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 102 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 315 1.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 3,443 19.0
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 92 0.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 287 1.6
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 1 0.0
Totals: 101 68,590  

The population of Livingston County, Michigan was 180,967 in 2010; in 2000 it was 156,951. The total population changed 15.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (68,590) included 37.9% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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