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Genesee County (Michigan)

Religious Traditions, 2010

59,625 20,768 22,575 45,566 1,392 17,837 258,027
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 31 65,392 149.93
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 40 11,199 25.68
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 17 10,463 23.99
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 9,376 21.50
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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9 7,025 16.11
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 6,263 14.36
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 5,313 12.18
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 4,512 10.35
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 3,844 8.81
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 3,246 7.44
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 2,301 5.28
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 2,165 4.96
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 2,119 4.86
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,944 4.46
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,856 4.26
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,792 4.11
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,778 4.08
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,769 4.06
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,700 3.90
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,651 3.79
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 1,639 3.76
Jewish Other Judaism 3 1,500 3.44
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,371 3.14
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,163 2.67
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,143 2.62
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,055 2.42
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 936 2.15
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 883 2.02
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 747 1.71
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 729 1.67
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 677 1.55
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 526 1.21
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 501 1.15
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 392 0.90
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 315 0.72
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 308 0.71
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 280 0.64
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 262 0.60
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.57
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 250 0.57
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 182 0.42
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 169 0.39
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 87 0.20
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 80 0.18
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 64 0.15
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 64 0.15
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 61 0.14
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 45 0.10
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 32 0.07
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 28 0.06
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 27 0.06
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Hindus Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 344 161,474  

The population of Genesee County, Michigan was 436,141 in 2000; in 1990 it was 430,459. The total population changed 1.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (161,474) included 37.0% 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 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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