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Battle Creek, MI Metro Area - Metro Area 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 11,337 84.41
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 20 6,666 49.63
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 13 2,261 16.83
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 8 2,022 15.05
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 1,792 13.34
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 7 1,688 12.57
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 6 1,602 11.93
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 1,592 11.85
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 12 1,175 8.75
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 5 1,168 8.70
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,120 8.34
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 910 6.78
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 890 6.63
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 4 881 6.56
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 877 6.53
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 821 6.11
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 762 5.67
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 744 5.54
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 732 5.45
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4 537 4.00
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 520 3.87
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 480 3.57
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 437 3.25
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 429 3.19
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 376 2.80
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 254 1.89
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 192 1.43
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 1.12
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 148 1.10
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 126 0.94
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 113 0.84
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 100 0.74
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 100 0.74
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 64 0.48
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 62 0.46
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 57 0.42
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.37
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 49 0.36
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 20 0.15
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 18 0.13
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 10 0.07
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 8 0.06
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 134,310 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (43,340) included 32.3% 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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