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Kalamazoo County, Michigan - County Membership Report (2000)

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 9 21,159 88.68
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 16 9,538 39.97
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 21 7,292 30.56
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 6 6,350 26.61
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 15 5,708 23.92
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 3,600 15.09
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 2,525 10.58
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 5 2,467 10.34
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 2,279 9.55
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,863 7.81
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 5 1,845 7.73
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 1,792 7.51
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 5 1,778 7.45
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 2 1,500 6.29
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 1,232 5.16
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 2 1,109 4.65
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 982 4.12
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 910 3.81
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 889 3.73
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 733 3.07
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 720 3.02
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 690 2.89
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 664 2.78
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 636 2.67
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 520 2.18
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 483 2.02
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 430 1.80
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 408 1.71
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 377 1.58
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 2 333 1.40
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 322 1.35
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 318 1.33
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 308 1.29
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 303 1.27
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 267 1.12
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 199 0.83
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 188 0.79
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 185 0.78
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 179 0.75
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 144 0.60
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 124 0.52
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 122 0.51
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 116 0.49
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 99 0.41
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 97 0.41
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 88 0.37
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 83 0.35
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 75 0.31
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 68 0.28
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 44 0.18
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 43 0.18
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 32 0.13
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Hindus Hinduism Hinduism Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 238,603 in 2000. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (84,216) included 35.3% of the total population in 2000. 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 https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

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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