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Grand Traverse County (Michigan)

Religious Traditions, 2010

10,739 8,113 13,969 70 1,373 52,722
Evangelical 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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
13 5,135 59.03
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 233 2.68
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 80 0.92
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 298 3.43
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 120 1.38
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 125 1.44
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 88 1.01
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 13,969 160.59
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 70 0.80
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 566 6.51
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 82 0.94
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 120 1.38
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 386 4.44
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 12 0.14
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 47 0.54
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 254 2.92
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 446 5.13
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 140 1.61
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 639 7.35
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 334 3.84
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 222 2.55
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 1,156 13.29
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 2,438 28.03
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 217 2.49
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 0 0.00
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 70 0.80
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 2,708 31.13
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 38 0.44
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 437 5.02
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 159 1.83
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 2.49
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 102 1.17
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,428 16.42
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 133 1.53
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 1,700 19.54
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 95 1.09
Totals: 82 34,264  

The population of Grand Traverse County, Michigan was 86,986 in 2010; in 2000 it was 77,654. The total population changed 12.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (34,264) included 39.4% 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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