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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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 43 16,500 36.63
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 31 66,275 147.13
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 8,093 17.97
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 18 12,263 27.22
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 3,738 8.30
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 3,895 8.65
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 8,957 19.88
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 2,600 5.77
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 3,102 6.89
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 10 4,396 9.76
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 4,050 8.99
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 4,749 10.54
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 2,322 5.15
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,393 3.09
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 141 0.31
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,985 4.41
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,234 2.74
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 965 2.14
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 630 1.40
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,173 2.60
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 649 1.44
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,011 2.24
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,400 3.11
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,603 3.56
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 125 0.28
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 530 1.18
Jewish Other Judaism 2 863 1.92
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 100 0.22
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 447 0.99
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 646 1.43
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 73 0.16
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 97 0.22
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 115 0.26
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 50 0.11
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 44 0.10
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 197 0.44
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
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical 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, 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
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 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: 286 156,411  

The population of Genesee County, Michigan was 450,449 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (156,411) included 34.7% 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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