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Leelanau County (Michigan)

Religious Traditions, 2010

864 2,355 5,861 7 12,621
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 8 3,329 201.43
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 523 31.65
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 488 29.53
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 333 20.15
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 123 7.44
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 22 1.33
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 119 7.20
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 267 16.16
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 21 1.27
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 334 20.21
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 23 1.39
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 246 14.88
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 225 13.61
Totals: 27 6,053  

The population of Leelanau County, Michigan was 16,527 in 1990; in 1980 it was 14,007. The total population changed 18.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (6,053) included 36.6% 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 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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