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Kalamazoo County (Michigan)

Religious Traditions, 2010

37,002 4,140 24,155 23,876 275 6,306 154,577
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 9 26,642 119.25
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 8,977 40.18
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 21 7,859 35.18
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 6,986 31.27
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 6,163 27.59
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,914 13.04
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 2,577 11.53
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 2,521 11.28
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 2,517 11.27
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 2,231 9.99
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 2,217 9.92
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
3 1,825 8.17
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,737 7.77
Jewish Other Judaism 2 1,000 4.48
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 950 4.25
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 676 3.03
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 630 2.82
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 626 2.80
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 600 2.69
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 589 2.64
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 588 2.63
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 544 2.43
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 524 2.35
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 511 2.29
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 442 1.98
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 410 1.84
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 360 1.61
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 263 1.18
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 246 1.10
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 223 1.00
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 188 0.84
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 159 0.71
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 141 0.63
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 130 0.58
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 93 0.42
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 91 0.41
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 77 0.34
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 75 0.34
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 50 0.22
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 45 0.20
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.19
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.18
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 25 0.11
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 16 0.07
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 --- ---
Totals: 163 85,521  

The population of Kalamazoo County, Michigan was 223,411 in 1990; in 1980 it was 212,378. The total population changed 5.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (85,521) included 38.3% 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 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.

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