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Grand Rapids-Kentwood, 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 60 141,947 130.51
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 138 73,274 67.37
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 150 50,981 46.88
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 90 40,054 36.83
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 52 15,745 14.48
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 29 14,325 13.17
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 35 11,170 10.27
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 27 10,356 9.52
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 4 8,448 7.77
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 29 6,846 6.29
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 5 6,286 5.78
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 18 6,101 5.61
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 28 5,928 5.45
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 14 5,258 4.83
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 9 4,653 4.28
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11 4,323 3.97
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 11 3,590 3.30
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 16 3,301 3.04
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10 2,769 2.55
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 12 2,568 2.36
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 2,503 2.30
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 15 2,475 2.28
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 2,250 2.07
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 12 2,172 2.00
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 2,100 1.93
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 5 1,802 1.66
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5 1,719 1.58
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 1,478 1.36
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 1,400 1.29
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 5 1,321 1.21
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 10 967 0.89
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 941 0.87
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 780 0.72
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 5 777 0.71
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 10 756 0.70
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 704 0.65
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 9 687 0.63
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 664 0.61
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 622 0.57
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 591 0.54
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 590 0.54
Heritage Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 558 0.51
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 5 473 0.43
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 450 0.41
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 11 438 0.40
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 400 0.37
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 336 0.31
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 2 308 0.28
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 303 0.28
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 265 0.24
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 3 238 0.22
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 6 228 0.21
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 183 0.17
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 0.17
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 160 0.15
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 158 0.15
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 150 0.14
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 147 0.14
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 140 0.13
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 140 0.13
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 110 0.10
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 90 0.08
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 89 0.08
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 75 0.07
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 65 0.06
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 64 0.06
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 61 0.06
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 53 0.05
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 50 0.05
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 44 0.04
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 41 0.04
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 39 0.04
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 33 0.03
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 32 0.03
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 30 0.03
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 20 0.02
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 18 0.02
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 3
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
United Episcopal Church of North America Mainline Protestant 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Canadian and American Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 6
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4
Free Reformed Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 10
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 3
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 12
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 7
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 38
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 1,087,592 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (451,391) included 41.5% 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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