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