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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 338 1,507,394 354.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 185 69,410 16.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 135 102,423 24.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 123 59,981 14.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 92 58,530 13.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 88 33,205 7.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 84 24,980 5.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 81 18,242 4.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 70 20,077 4.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 57 34,084 8.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 48 22,134 5.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 47 11,384 2.7
Jewish Other Judaism 45 91,135 21.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 44 7,888 1.9
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 30 4,008 0.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 28 10,069 2.4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 27 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 25 7,904 1.9
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 2,750 0.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 3,550 0.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 4,261 1.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 4,989 1.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 19 8,461 2.0
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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19 13,475 3.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 18 3,089 0.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 3,198 0.8
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 2,528 0.6
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 6,996 1.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 2,471 0.6
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 42,321 10.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 584 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 3,949 0.9
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 8,586 2.0
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 15,000 3.5
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 2,085 0.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 2,479 0.6
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 793 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,841 0.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 116 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 6 1,821 0.4
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 147 0.0
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 257 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 259 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 231 0.1
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 343 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 387 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 245 0.1
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 176 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 105 0.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 502 0.1
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,441 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 305 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 452 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 67 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 236 0.1
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,700 0.4
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 149 0.0
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 53 0.0
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 ---
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 305 0.1
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 160 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 5,000 1.2
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 44 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 39 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 12 0.0
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 111 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 296 0.1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 15 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 33 0.0
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 402 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 251,622 59.2
Totals: 1,953 2,483,285  

The population of the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 4,248,699 in 1990; in 1980 it was 4,353,413. The total population changed -2.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,483,285) included 58.4% of the total population in 1990.

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.