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Calhoun County (Michigan)

Religious Traditions, 2010

19,144 2,882 9,293 11,553 180 1,337 91,757
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 492 3.62
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,138 8.37
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,537 11.30
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 49 0.36
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 5,140 37.80
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 15,654 115.12
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 30 0.22
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 55 0.40
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 518 3.81
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 344 2.53
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 419 3.08
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 373 2.74
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 90 0.66
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 72 0.53
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 767 5.64
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 73 0.54
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 590 4.34
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 39 0.29
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 59 0.43
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,408 10.35
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 661 4.86
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 58 0.43
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 126 0.93
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 252 1.85
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 300 2.21
Jewish Other Judaism 1 180 1.32
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 3,908 28.74
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 80 0.59
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 243 1.79
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 50 0.37
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 44 0.32
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 377 2.77
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 3,034 22.31
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 186 1.37
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 243 1.79
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 206 1.51
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,768 13.00
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,949 14.33
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 2,056 15.12
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 5,273 38.78
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 2,118 15.58
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 146 1.07
Totals: 137 52,105  

The population of Calhoun County, Michigan was 135,982 in 1990; in 1980 it was 141,557. The total population changed -3.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (52,105) included 38.3% of the total population in 1990.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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