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Religious Traditions, 2010

34,679 6,437 10,538 17,231 100 4,727 83,101
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 % Change
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +6 +1084 +12.1%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 +525 +34.5%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 +371 +93.5%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 0 +336 +60.3%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 0 +191 +133.6%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +138 +153.3%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +83 +123.9%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 +34 +38.2%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 +19 +8%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 +14 +7.5%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 0 +6 +14.3%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 -3 -4.6%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -13 -2.6%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 -20 -16.7%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -25 -4.6%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 0 -32 -18.1%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -33 -13.2%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -45 -12.8%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 -46 -12.8%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -82 -30.8%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -91 -8.8%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 -103 -33.8%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 -112 -72.7%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -140 -20.9%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 0 -149 -22.3%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 -218 -15.2%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -1 -244 -14.1%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 -250 -73.5%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -447 -29.7%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 -454 -32.7%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -1 -471 -66%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -1 -533 -10.3%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 -628 -34.1%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 -903 -29%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 -995 -23.8%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -1 -2217 -24.7%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -1 -8135 -32.1%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Totals: -4 -13588 -18.3%

The population of Berrien County, Michigan was 162,453 in 2000; in 1990 it was 161,378. The total population changed 0.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (76,180) included 46.9% of the total population in 2000.

The population of Berrien County, Michigan was 156,813 in 2010; in 2000 it was 162,453. The total population changed -3.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (73,712) included 47.0% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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