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Houghton County, Michigan - County Membership Report (1990)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 12 6,594 186.03
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 8 3,311 93.41
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,266 35.72
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 8 1,181 33.32
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 871 24.57
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 370 10.44
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 265 7.48
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 252 7.11
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 246 6.94
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 126 3.55
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 124 3.50
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 68 1.92
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 67 1.89
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 65 1.83
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 53 1.50
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 42 1.18
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 39 1.10
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 33 0.93
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 27 0.76
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1 18 0.51
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 1 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 35,446 in 1990. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (15,018) included 42.4% of the total population in 1990. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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