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Macomb County (Michigan)

Religious Traditions, 2010

72,383 2,670 21,221 249,439 8,925 7,482 478,858
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
2 850 1.08
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 561 0.71
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 372 0.47
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 808 1.03
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 862 1.09
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 2,347 2.98
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 260 0.33
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 86 0.11
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 264 0.33
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,146 1.45
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,671 2.12
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 5,256 6.67
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 63 243,831 309.37
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 0 0.00
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,075 1.36
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 5,979 7.59
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,400 3.05
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.76
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 1,393 1.77
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 929 1.18
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 189 0.24
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 2,426 3.08
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 485 0.62
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,228 1.56
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,340 1.70
Jewish Other Judaism 2 4,200 5.33
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 986 1.25
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 263 0.33
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 23 13,761 17.46
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 26 27,830 35.31
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 742 0.94
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 21 5,792 7.35
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 101 0.13
Buddhists Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 4,324 5.49
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,951 2.48
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 0.06
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 5,400 6.85
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 68 0.09
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 102 0.13
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 189 0.24
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 669 0.85
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 3,598 4.57
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 171 0.22
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,726 3.46
Totals: 296 349,275  

The population of Macomb County, Michigan was 788,149 in 2000; in 1990 it was 717,400. The total population changed 9.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (349,275) included 44.3% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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