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Muskegon, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

18,063 3,314 14,051 350 13,687 2,464 120,259
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 11 13,687 79.5
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 4,997 29.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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16 3,277 19.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 3,181 18.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 3,163 18.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 2,678 15.6
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,993 11.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,723 10.0
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 1,666 9.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,605 9.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 1,563 9.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,043 6.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 826 4.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 817 4.7
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 810 4.7
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 710 4.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 650 3.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 617 3.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 561 3.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 532 3.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 512 3.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 482 2.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 394 2.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 361 2.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 355 2.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 350 2.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 323 1.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 300 1.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 271 1.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 247 1.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 237 1.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 215 1.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 211 1.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 167 1.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 165 1.0
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 160 0.9
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 154 0.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 145 0.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 124 0.7
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 116 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 97 0.6
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 90 0.5
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 88 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 78 0.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 74 0.4
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 42 0.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 37 0.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 35 0.2
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 187 51,929  

The population of the Muskegon, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 172,188 in 2010; in 2000 it was 170,200. The total population changed 1.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (51,929) included 30.2% of the total population in 2010.

Muskegon, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Muskegon 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.