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Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

455,991 144,251 205,282 40,623 918,600 150,660 2,380,843
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 294 918,600 213.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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294 212,749 49.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 129 84,078 19.6
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 125 83,339 19.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 49 81,579 19.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 161 64,298 15.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 98 40,579 9.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 53 33,285 7.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 83 32,769 7.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 108 24,532 5.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 80 24,153 5.6
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 72 17,891 4.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 7 17,882 4.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 69 17,198 4.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 73 16,557 3.9
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 38 14,959 3.5
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 19 14,935 3.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 29 13,596 3.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 20 12,350 2.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 42 11,373 2.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 10,624 2.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 37 10,499 2.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 38 10,021 2.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 41 10,020 2.3
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 8,610 2.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 7,625 1.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 7,320 1.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 6,417 1.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 23 6,076 1.4
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 5,886 1.4
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 15 5,029 1.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 10 4,109 1.0
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 4,035 0.9
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 12 3,850 0.9
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 6 3,744 0.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 3,691 0.9
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 3,594 0.8
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 3,592 0.8
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 3,587 0.8
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 3,302 0.8
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,275 0.8
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 3,225 0.8
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 3,099 0.7
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 4 3,046 0.7
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 3,000 0.7
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 2,770 0.6
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 5 2,640 0.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 2,520 0.6
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 15 2,505 0.6
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,500 0.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 26 2,490 0.6
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 2,354 0.5
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 2,303 0.5
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 1,734 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 9 1,694 0.4
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,670 0.4
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,237 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 1,205 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 1,073 0.2
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,000 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 990 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 765 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 704 0.2
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 700 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 688 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 679 0.2
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 670 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 600 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 555 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 540 0.1
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 481 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 404 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 399 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 277 0.1
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 265 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 259 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 7 247 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 242 0.1
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 228 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 212 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 200 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 169 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 162 0.0
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 2 157 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 144 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 128 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 105 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 93 0.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 81 0.0
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 64 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 61 0.0
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 47 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 24 0.0
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 7 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 --- ---
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 6 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 13 --- ---
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 10 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 19 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 7 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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5 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 59 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 2 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 9 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
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 32 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 18 --- ---
Totals: 2,714 1,915,407  

The population of the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 4,296,250 in 2010; in 2000 it was 4,452,557. The total population changed -3.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,915,407) included 44.6% of the total population in 2010.

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 6 counties: Lapeer County, Michigan, Livingston County, Michigan, Macomb County, Michigan, Oakland County, Michigan, St. Clair County, Michigan, Wayne 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.