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St. Joseph County, Michigan

Religious Traditions, 2010

11,175 830 4,020   9,460 439 35,371
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 6 6,138 104.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 2,855 48.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,952 33.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,519 25.8
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,256 21.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,187 20.1
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 900 15.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 878 14.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 800 13.6
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 663 11.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 540 9.2
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 475 8.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 430 7.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 356 6.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 307 5.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 287 4.9
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 255 4.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 231 3.9
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 223 3.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 216 3.7
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 197 3.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 96 1.6
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 80 1.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 76 1.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 67 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 67 1.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 62 1.1
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 57 1.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 50 0.8
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 16 0.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Totals: 91 22,236  

The population of St. Joseph County, Michigan was 58,913 in 1990; in 1980 it was 56,083. The total population changed 5.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (22,236) included 37.7% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.