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Allegan County (Michigan)

Religious Traditions, 2010

9,314 232 10,526 10,071 42 1,583 79,640
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 9 10,071 90.40
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 4,465 40.08
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 3,623 32.52
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
12 3,173 28.48
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,573 23.10
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 2 1,117 10.03
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,044 9.37
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 847 7.60
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 564 5.06
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 499 4.48
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 454 4.08
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 384 3.45
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 346 3.11
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 250 2.24
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 224 2.01
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 222 1.99
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 220 1.97
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 211 1.89
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 209 1.88
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 188 1.69
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 188 1.69
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 186 1.67
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 167 1.50
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 140 1.26
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 100 0.90
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 63 0.57
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 60 0.54
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 0.39
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 42 0.38
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 39 0.35
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 38 0.34
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 17 0.15
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 132 31,768  

The population of Allegan County, Michigan was 111,408 in 2010; in 2000 it was 105,665. The total population changed 5.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (31,768) included 28.5% 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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