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Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

44,577 4,634 29,492 36,819 275 6,883 203,909
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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 40 12,431 44.52
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 22 32,432 116.16
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 6,583 23.58
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 8,647 30.97
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,455 5.21
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 1,266 4.53
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,799 10.03
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 4,544 16.28
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 2,869 10.28
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 2,677 9.59
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 3,215 11.52
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,596 5.72
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 843 3.02
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 798 2.86
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,094 3.92
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,551 5.56
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 3,061 10.96
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 548 1.96
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 300 1.07
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 817 2.93
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 171 0.61
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 795 2.85
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 70 0.25
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 831 2.98
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 310 1.11
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 663 2.37
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 309 1.11
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 335 1.20
Jewish Other Judaism 2 310 1.11
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 683 2.45
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 21 0.08
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 55 0.20
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 81 0.29
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 62 0.22
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 50 0.18
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 0.00
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 60 0.21
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 88 0.32
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 22 0.08
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 41 0.15
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 62 0.22
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 380 1.36
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 291 1.04
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 50 0.18
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 236 95,266  

The population of the Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 279,192 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (95,266) included 34.1% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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