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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 128 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 31 26,105 12.7
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,350 0.7
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 196 0.1
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 16 0.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,680 0.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 41 16,134 7.8
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 562 0.3
Buddhists Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,600 0.8
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 171 451,069 218.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 542 0.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,056 0.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 2,192 1.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 779 0.4
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 1,652 0.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 6,068 2.9
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 322 0.2
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 11 4,396 2.1
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 162 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,353 0.7
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 39 8,120 3.9
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 955 0.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 590 0.3
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 40 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 41 11,503 5.6
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 573 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 550 0.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 46 19,943 9.7
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 7,347 3.6
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 0.0
Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,299 0.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 45 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,793 0.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 3,870 1.9
Hindus Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 7,000 3.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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13 11,670 5.7
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 703 0.3
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 2,338 1.1
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 140 0.1
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 4 8,400 4.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 54 30,253 14.7
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.3
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 129 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups --- --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 585 0.3
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 141 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 26 46,492 22.6
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,183 1.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 1,473 0.7
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 219 0.1
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 4 1,249 0.6
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 1,705 0.8
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,197 0.6
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 689 0.3
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.3
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 116 0.1
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 40 20,467 9.9
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 805 0.4
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 700 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 6,130 3.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 5,300 2.6
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 16 7,226 3.5
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 43 9,358 4.5
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.0
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 476 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 7,839 3.8
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 57 20,939 10.2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,027 0.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 4,596 2.2
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 894 777,269  

The population of Wayne County, Michigan was 2,061,162 in 2000; in 1990 it was 2,111,687. The total population changed -2.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (777,269) included 37.7% 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.