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Battle Creek, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

19,144 2,882 9,293 180 11,553 1,337 91,757
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 % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist +1 +586 +54.5%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +4 +228 +21.8%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints -1 +167 +18.3%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints +0 +146 +695.2%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +92 +7.5%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 +35 +39.3%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 +23 +16.5%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 +12 +2.3%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +8 +27.6%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 +7 +1.3%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +7 +15.6%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +7 +9.6%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +0 +5 +11.4%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +0 +0 +0.0%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -1 -2.0%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -1 -1.8%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -12 -37.5%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -35 -25.5%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -54 -27.3%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 -57 -28.8%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -68 -17.6%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -127 -16.3%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -140 -41.1%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -153 -30.8%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -164 -13.8%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran +0 -177 -28.8%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +2 -240 -13.2%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism +0 -325 -31.2%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -567 -33.7%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -604 -84.7%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -664 -18.5%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -1 -677 -15.9%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +1 -903 -7.2%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -966 -38.1%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -2,614 -43.5%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: +4 -7,226 -16%

The population of the Battle Creek, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 136,146 in 2010; in 2000 it was 137,985. The total population changed -1.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (44,389) included 32.6% of the total population in 2010.

The population of the Battle Creek, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 137,985 in 2000; in 1990 it was 135,982. The total population changed 1.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (45,533) included 33.0% of the total population in 2000.

Battle Creek, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Calhoun County, Michigan.

* 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.