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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 1,076 7.8
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,224 8.9
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 21 0.2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 117 0.8
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 12,456 90.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 44 0.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 387 2.8
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 341 2.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 532 3.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,190 8.6
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 45 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 912 6.6
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 46 0.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 777 5.6
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 533 3.9
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 32 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 21 0.2
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 50 0.4
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 97 0.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,043 7.6
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 615 4.5
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 29 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 198 1.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 119 0.9
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 703 5.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 3,582 26.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 56 0.4
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 19 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 198 1.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 89 0.6
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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Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 69 0.5
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 73 0.5
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 713 5.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,535 18.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 137 1.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 497 3.6
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,812 13.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,044 7.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,682 12.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 4,268 30.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 6,012 43.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 139 1.0
Totals: 128 45,533  

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.