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Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

455,991 144,251 205,282 918,600 40,623 150,660 2,380,843
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 372 0.08
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 10 0.00
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 128 0.03
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 53 32,796 7.37
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 3,624 0.81
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,075 0.24
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 196 0.04
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 116 0.03
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,680 0.38
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,772 0.62
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 84 28,931 6.50
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 11 1,083 0.24
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 75 0.02
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 38 0.01
Buddhists Other Other Groups 9 --- ---
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,600 0.36
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 325 1,089,127 244.61
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 2,613 0.59
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 8 1,528 0.34
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 5,804 1.30
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,669 0.37
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 29 3,483 0.78
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 41 12,534 2.82
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 410 0.09
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 30 10,732 2.41
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 258 0.06
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 34 8,569 1.92
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 81 16,299 3.66
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 14 3,528 0.79
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,188 0.27
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 3,127 0.70
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 698 0.16
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 917 0.21
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 229 0.05
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 85 25,265 5.67
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,105 0.25
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,015 0.23
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 112 55,555 12.48
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 12,861 2.89
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 816 0.18
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 2,935 0.66
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 89 0.02
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 5,379 1.21
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 13,482 3.03
Hindus Other Other Groups 9 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 14,950 3.36
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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23 20,800 4.67
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 703 0.16
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,396 0.54
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 202 0.05
Jain Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 41 89,800 20.17
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 130 94,954 21.33
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,000 0.67
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.03
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 375 0.08
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 144 0.03
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 152 0.03
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 19 3,208 0.72
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 141 0.03
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 34 61,338 13.78
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 4,823 1.08
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 2,449 0.55
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 219 0.05
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 6,140 1.38
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 3,613 0.81
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,689 0.38
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 450 0.10
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 689 0.15
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,585 0.36
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 404 0.09
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 116 0.03
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 86 45,081 10.12
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,039 0.23
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,225 0.28
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 10,658 2.39
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 5,300 1.19
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 31 9,940 2.23
Sikh Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 93 21,722 4.88
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.13
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 561 0.13
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 8 1,957 0.44
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 43 15,868 3.56
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 174 64,405 14.46
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 19 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 18 5,851 1.31
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 24 7,149 1.61
Totals: 2,012 1,861,576  

The population of the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 4,452,557 in 2000; in 1990 it was 4,248,699. The total population changed 4.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,861,576) included 41.8% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.


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