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Wayne County, Michigan

Religious Traditions, 2010

183,985 124,432 85,387 17,580 297,283 79,840 1,032,077
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 149 297,283 163.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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144 92,394 50.7
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 110 76,422 42.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 66 16,043 8.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 53 14,689 8.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 52 22,687 12.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 42 8,144 4.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 38 67,775 37.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 37 12,328 6.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 36 8,182 4.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 36 14,107 7.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 33 7,711 4.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 32 28,021 15.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 30 8,201 4.5
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 30 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 29 13,199 7.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 4,986 2.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 19 7,079 3.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 6,141 3.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 1,996 1.1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 3,291 1.8
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 14 6,554 3.6
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 14 4,908 2.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 1,094 0.6
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 13 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 3,672 2.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 11 5,591 3.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 4,147 2.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,014 0.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 2,704 1.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 933 0.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 2,285 1.3
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 3,827 2.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 503 0.3
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 1,285 0.7
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 7 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 650 0.4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 6 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 540 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 465 0.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,022 0.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 437 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 668 0.4
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 5,048 2.8
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 3,075 1.7
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,730 1.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 604 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 547 0.3
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 272 0.1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 2,435 1.3
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 570 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 635 0.3
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 2 3,304 1.8
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 104 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 24 0.0
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 2,355 1.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 693 0.4
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 943 0.5
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 265 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 0.1
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 303 0.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 200 0.1
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3,000 1.6
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 102 0.1
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 300 0.2
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 68 0.0
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 29 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 175 0.1
Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 21 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 1,000 0.5
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 277 0.2
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 68 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 93 0.1
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 57 0.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 51 0.0
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 6,500 3.6
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 40 0.0
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 14 0.0
Totals: 1,330 788,507  

The population of Wayne County, Michigan was 1,820,584 in 2010; in 2000 it was 2,061,162. The total population changed -11.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (788,507) included 43.3% 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.