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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 Adherence Rate
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 3,591 26.4
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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14 3,592 26.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,272 9.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 1,662 12.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 1,572 11.5
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 6 11,553 84.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 545 4.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 2,918 21.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,569 11.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,316 9.7
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 797 5.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 718 5.3
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,115 8.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 3,398 25.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 539 4.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,026 7.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 650 4.8
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 141 1.0
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 1,312 9.6
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 466 3.4
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 298 2.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 319 2.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,079 7.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 438 3.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 144 1.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 184 1.4
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 49 0.4
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 123 0.9
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 201 1.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 52 0.4
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 20 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 167 1.2
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 49 0.4
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 186 1.4
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 11 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 37 0.3
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 55 0.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 124 0.9
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.6
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.7
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.8
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 70 0.5
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 102 0.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 344 2.5
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 113 0.8
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 162 1.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 21 0.2
Totals: 174 44,389  

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.

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.