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Oceana County, Michigan - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 5 2,415 90.59
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 5 1,090 40.89
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 6 651 24.42
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 487 18.27
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 396 14.85
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 327 12.27
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 265 9.94
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 251 9.42
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 215 8.06
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 172 6.45
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 157 5.89
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 132 4.95
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 83 3.11
Dunkard Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 77 2.89
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 77 2.89
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 56 2.10
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 28 1.05
Reformed Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 28 1.05
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 26 0.98
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 25 0.94
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 20 0.75
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 12 0.45
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 26,659 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (6,990) included 26.2% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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