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Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

44,577 4,634 29,492 275 36,819 6,883 203,909
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 16 36,819 112.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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45 23,713 72.6
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 9,368 28.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 32 9,152 28.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 4,821 14.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 3,667 11.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 2,831 8.7
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 2,563 7.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,531 7.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 1,992 6.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 1,943 5.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,906 5.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 14 1,808 5.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,706 5.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 1,667 5.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,365 4.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,144 3.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 985 3.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 884 2.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 859 2.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 823 2.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 720 2.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 665 2.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 615 1.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 579 1.8
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 577 1.8
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 487 1.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 399 1.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 370 1.1
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 350 1.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 346 1.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 337 1.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 326 1.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 325 1.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 307 0.9
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 304 0.9
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 300 0.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 275 0.8
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 270 0.8
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 251 0.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 246 0.8
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 174 0.5
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 172 0.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 171 0.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 167 0.5
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 167 0.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 155 0.5
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 146 0.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 124 0.4
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 102 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 90 0.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 80 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 77 0.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 77 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 72 0.2
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 67 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 66 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.2
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 45 0.1
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 37 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 28 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 3 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 7 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 9 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 343 122,680  

The population of the Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 326,589 in 2010; in 2000 it was 314,866. The total population changed 3.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (122,680) included 37.6% of the total population in 2010.

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Kalamazoo County, Michigan, Van Buren 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.