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Newaygo County, Michigan - County Membership Report (2020)

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
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 14 5,920 118.45
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 4 4,365 87.34
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 1,653 33.07
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,413 28.27
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 826 16.53
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 679 13.59
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 455 9.10
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 331 6.62
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 300 6.00
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 297 5.94
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 240 4.80
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 236 4.72
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 215 4.30
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 164 3.28
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 126 2.52
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 120 2.40
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 110 2.20
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 87 1.74
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 48 0.96
Biblical Mennonite Alliance Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 37 0.74
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 37 0.74
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 35 0.70
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 33 0.66
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 23 0.46
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 4 0.08
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 4
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 49,978 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (17,754) included 35.5% of the total population in 2020. 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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