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Kent 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 37 114,716 199.74
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 78 48,973 85.27
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 34 17,633 30.70
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 32 11,562 20.13
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 36 10,497 18.28
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 6 9,690 16.87
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 9,350 16.28
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 13 7,518 13.09
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 15 7,402 12.89
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 3 6,980 12.15
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 15 6,412 11.16
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 10 6,369 11.09
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 4,826 8.40
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 4,527 7.88
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 9 3,042 5.30
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 2,845 4.95
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 10 2,507 4.37
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 5 2,430 4.23
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 2,116 3.68
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 1,934 3.37
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 3 1,800 3.13
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 1,590 2.77
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 1,562 2.72
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,520 2.65
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 1,449 2.52
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 1,138 1.98
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 1,026 1.79
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 1,021 1.78
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 7 1,004 1.75
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 816 1.42
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 761 1.33
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 5 758 1.32
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 720 1.25
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 713 1.24
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 703 1.22
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 678 1.18
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 677 1.18
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 568 0.99
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 564 0.98
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 496 0.86
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 483 0.84
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 380 0.66
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 250 0.44
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 246 0.43
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 236 0.41
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 201 0.35
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 186 0.32
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 148 0.26
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 106 0.18
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 83 0.14
Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 80 0.14
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 64 0.11
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 62 0.11
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 55 0.10
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 45 0.08
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 38 0.07
Strict Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 18 0.03
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 0 0.00
Buddhists Buddhism Buddhism Family 1
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Reformed Baptist Church Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 574,335 in 2000. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (303,574) included 52.9% 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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