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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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 137 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 41,380 9.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 450 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 55 32,701 7.5
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 94 0.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 363 0.1
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,180 0.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 66 16,546 3.8
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 73 0.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 350 1,186,763 272.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 2,229 0.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 17 2,255 0.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 10 2,691 0.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 3,940 0.9
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,725 0.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 26 11,109 2.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 48 7,519 1.7
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 23 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 17 6,811 1.6
Church of Jesus Christ, The (Bickertonites) Other Latter-day Saints 5 361 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 529 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 26 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 44 9,128 2.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 86 17,563 4.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 531 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 221 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,361 0.3
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 112 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 89 47,576 10.9
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 123 0.0
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 60 0.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 625 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 100 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 141 67,868 15.6
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 391 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 6,936 1.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 150 0.0
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Spiritualist 1 73 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 101 0.0
Jewish Other Judaism 12 15,832 3.6
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 450 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 132 108,372 24.9
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 115 0.0
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 15 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 200 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 2,352 0.5
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 261 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 8,206 1.9
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 4,776 1.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 325 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 106 79,302 18.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 3,164 0.7
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 44 0.0
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,638 0.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 8,651 2.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 27 8,664 2.0
Social Brethren Other Other Groups 3 400 0.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 75 26,206 6.0
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 73 0.0
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,421 0.6
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 280 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 7 2,102 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 49 26,440 6.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 167 80,215 18.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 25 8,510 2.0
Totals: 1,781 1,862,838  

The population of the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 4,353,413 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,862,838) included 42.8% of the total population in 1980.

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.