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Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

226,347 8,454 99,223 147,086 1,730 18,992 487,106
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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 1,875 2.70
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 100 0.14
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 681 0.98
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 0 0.00
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 3,295 4.74
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 67 109,725 157.87
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 87 0.13
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 6 655 0.94
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,665 2.40
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 3,441 4.95
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 138 70,657 101.66
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 2,034 2.93
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 558 0.80
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 62 0.09
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 406 0.58
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 103 0.15
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 1,333 1.92
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 327 0.47
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 2,384 3.43
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,078 1.55
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 70 0.10
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 697 1.00
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 6,050 8.70
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 780 1.12
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 208 0.30
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 21 11,879 17.09
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 2,028 2.92
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 39 0.06
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 151 0.22
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 29 0.04
Jewish Other Judaism 2 826 1.19
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 695 1.00
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 30 13,848 19.92
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 119 0.17
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 40 0.06
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 66 0.09
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 2,280 3.28
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 161 0.23
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 172 0.25
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 8,567 12.33
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 260 0.37
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,441 3.51
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 81 55,929 80.47
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,428 2.05
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 18 2,816 4.05
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,020 1.47
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 122 0.18
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 17 0.02
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 12,555 18.06
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 63 20,611 29.66
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 322 0.46
Totals: 634 346,692  

The population of the Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 695,016 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (346,692) included 49.9% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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