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Religious Traditions, 2010

183,985 124,432 85,387 297,283 17,580 79,840 1,032,077
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 2 128 0.06
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 31 26,105 12.67
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,350 0.65
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 196 0.10
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 16 0.01
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,680 0.82
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 41 16,134 7.83
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 562 0.27
Buddhists Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,600 0.78
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 171 451,069 218.84
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 542 0.26
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,056 0.51
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 2,192 1.06
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 779 0.38
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 1,652 0.80
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 6,068 2.94
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 322 0.16
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 11 4,396 2.13
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 162 0.08
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,353 0.66
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 39 8,120 3.94
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 955 0.46
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 590 0.29
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 40 0.02
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 41 11,503 5.58
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 573 0.28
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 550 0.27
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 46 19,943 9.68
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 7,347 3.56
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 0.02
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,299 0.63
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 45 0.02
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,793 0.87
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 3,870 1.88
Hindus Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 7,000 3.40
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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13 11,670 5.66
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 703 0.34
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 2,338 1.13
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 140 0.07
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 4 8,400 4.08
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 54 30,253 14.68
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.29
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.07
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.12
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 129 0.06
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 585 0.28
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 141 0.07
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 26 46,492 22.56
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,183 1.06
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 1,473 0.71
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 219 0.11
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,249 0.61
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 1,705 0.83
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,197 0.58
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 689 0.33
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.29
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 116 0.06
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 40 20,467 9.93
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 805 0.39
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 700 0.34
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 6,130 2.97
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 5,300 2.57
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 16 7,226 3.51
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 43 9,358 4.54
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.04
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 476 0.23
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 7,839 3.80
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 57 20,939 10.16
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,027 0.50
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 4,596 2.23
Totals: 894 777,269  

The population of Wayne County, Michigan was 2,061,162 in 2000; in 1990 it was 2,111,687. The total population changed -2.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (777,269) included 37.7% 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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