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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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 64 0.07
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 205 0.22
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,520 1.63
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 236 0.25
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 8,011 8.61
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 179 0.19
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 58 151,614 162.91
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 255 0.27
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 3,153 3.39
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 3,029 3.25
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 133 79,943 85.90
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 973 1.05
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,242 1.33
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 326 0.35
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 172 0.18
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 46 0.05
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 2,857 3.07
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 315 0.34
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 2,498 2.68
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,418 1.52
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 98 0.11
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 9 1,108 1.19
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 653 0.70
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 201 0.22
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 630 0.68
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 13 4,370 4.70
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,758 1.89
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 460 0.49
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 23 10,494 11.28
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 889 0.96
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 45 0.05
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 43 14,227 15.29
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 720 0.77
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 9,350 10.05
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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10 12,540 13.47
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 83 0.09
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 729 0.78
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 38 0.04
Jewish Other Judaism 3 1,800 1.93
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 33 14,440 15.52
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 15 0.02
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 55 0.06
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 95 0.10
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 6,980 7.50
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,621 1.74
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 816 0.88
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 327 0.35
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 345 0.37
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 34 0.04
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.09
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,310 1.41
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 99 0.11
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 8,853 9.51
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 730 0.78
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 3,578 3.84
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 81 54,943 59.04
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,947 2.09
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 22 4,372 4.70
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 1,218 1.31
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Strict Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 18 0.02
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 9,239 9.93
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 65 18,415 19.79
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 3,287 3.53
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,043 1.12
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 15,949 17.14
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 1,021 1.10
Totals: 780 469,079  

The population of the Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 930,670 in 2000; in 1990 it was 791,515. The total population changed 17.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (469,079) included 50.4% 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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