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Traverse City, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

14,209 12,946 21,074 70 1,545 93,528
Evangelical 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 19 4,554 31.76
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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18 5,510 38.43
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 17 21,074 146.99
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 3,329 23.22
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 870 6.07
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 2,480 17.30
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 326 2.27
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 612 4.27
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 603 4.21
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 554 3.86
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 220 1.53
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 720 5.02
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,683 11.74
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 343 2.39
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 689 4.81
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 298 2.08
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 102 0.71
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 265 1.85
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 798 5.57
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 334 2.33
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 165 1.15
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 82 0.57
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 440 3.07
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 1.51
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,920 13.39
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 80 0.56
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 120 0.84
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 0.00
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 80 0.56
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 230 1.60
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 12 0.08
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 70 0.49
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 47 0.33
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 133 0.93
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 140 0.98
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 254 1.77
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 222 1.55
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 217 1.51
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 51 0.36
Totals: 162 49,844  

The population of the Traverse City, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area was 143,372 in 2010; in 2000 it was 131,342. The total population changed 9.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (49,844) included 34.8% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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