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Kalamazoo 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 9 31,535 120.51
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 34 23,674 90.47
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 19 8,152 31.15
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 18 5,872 22.44
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 4 3,467 13.25
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11 2,607 9.96
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3 2,176 8.32
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 1,753 6.70
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 1,600 6.11
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 4 1,500 5.73
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,422 5.43
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 5 1,412 5.40
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 5 1,322 5.05
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 1,318 5.04
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 1,314 5.02
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 1,200 4.59
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 1,152 4.40
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 949 3.63
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 3 934 3.57
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 929 3.55
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 6 809 3.09
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4 664 2.54
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 600 2.29
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 497 1.90
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 478 1.83
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 435 1.66
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 411 1.57
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 2 402 1.54
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 366 1.40
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 350 1.34
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 303 1.16
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 278 1.06
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 278 1.06
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 250 0.96
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 237 0.91
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 232 0.89
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 231 0.88
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 200 0.76
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 144 0.55
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 116 0.44
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 100 0.38
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 96 0.37
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 89 0.34
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 71 0.27
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 70 0.27
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 35 0.13
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 33 0.13
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 32 0.12
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 11 0.04
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 0 0.00
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 261,670 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (102,106) included 39.0% 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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