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Muskegon County (Michigan)

Religious Traditions, 2010

18,063 3,314 14,051 13,687 350 2,464 120,259
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 12 19,950 117.22
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 2,367 13.91
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 66 0.39
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 621 3.65
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,744 16.12
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 198 1.16
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 564 3.31
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 28 0.16
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 362 2.13
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 142 0.83
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 225 1.32
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 230 1.35
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,756 10.32
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,125 6.61
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 326 1.92
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 38 0.22
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 319 1.87
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 2,764 16.24
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 3,228 18.97
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 95 0.56
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 0 0.00
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 70 0.41
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 510 3.00
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 327 1.92
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 9 0.05
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 157 0.92
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 616 3.62
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 299 1.76
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,097 6.45
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 165 0.97
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 515 3.03
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 846 4.97
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 3,947 23.19
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 159 0.93
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 434 2.55
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 5,435 31.93
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,712 10.06
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 4,211 24.74
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 303 1.78
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 88 0.52
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 908 5.33
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 244 1.43
Jewish Other Judaism 1 210 1.23
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 20 0.12
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 103 0.61
Totals: 144 59,533  

The population of Muskegon County, Michigan was 170,200 in 2000; in 1990 it was 158,983. The total population changed 7.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (59,533) included 35.0% 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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