Metro-Area Membership Report
 Maps and Reports > Select Metro >
Search Maps & Reports:

Saginaw, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

30,990 10,053 13,477 35,873 350 1,323 108,103
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.
[More information on the data sources]


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 63 0.30
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,015 4.83
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 2,259 10.76
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 50 0.24
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 29 0.14
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 50 0.24
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 30 42,158 200.72
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 171 0.81
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 157 0.75
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 252 1.20
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 147 0.70
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 41 0.20
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 194 0.92
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 459 2.19
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,034 4.92
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 422 2.01
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 392 1.87
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 1,033 4.92
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 7,124 33.92
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 121 0.58
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 793 3.78
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 627 2.99
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,171 5.58
Jewish Other Judaism 1 115 0.55
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 17,549 83.55
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 139 0.66
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 26 0.12
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 77 0.37
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 101 0.48
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 8,609 40.99
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 340 1.62
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,232 10.63
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 947 4.51
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 702 3.34
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 349 1.66
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 33 0.16
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 902 4.29
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 4,836 23.02
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,265 6.02
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 5,944 28.30
Totals: 179 103,928  

The population of the Saginaw, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 210,039 in 2000; in 1990 it was 211,946. The total population changed -0.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (103,928) included 49.5% 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 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.

Bookmark and Share