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