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Lansing-East Lansing, 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 30 58,430 107.94
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 68 37,334 68.97
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 60 12,850 23.74
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 3 9,640 17.81
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 28 8,789 16.24
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 16 5,247 9.69
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 19 4,892 9.04
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 8 3,962 7.32
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 8 3,878 7.16
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 14 3,192 5.90
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 12 3,075 5.68
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 12 2,445 4.52
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 2,398 4.43
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 11 2,294 4.24
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 12 2,201 4.07
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 2,111 3.90
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 2,048 3.78
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 16 2,045 3.78
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 15 1,822 3.37
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 3 1,591 2.94
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 11 1,452 2.68
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 15 1,311 2.42
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 9 1,132 2.09
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 945 1.75
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 910 1.68
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 850 1.57
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 667 1.23
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 632 1.17
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 597 1.10
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 550 1.02
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 512 0.95
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 512 0.95
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 506 0.93
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 500 0.92
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 7 500 0.92
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 476 0.88
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 5 470 0.87
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 311 0.57
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 300 0.55
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 296 0.55
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 276 0.51
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 221 0.41
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 3 215 0.40
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 192 0.35
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 181 0.33
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 0.33
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 0.33
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1 177 0.33
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 146 0.27
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 130 0.24
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 120 0.22
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 120 0.22
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 110 0.20
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 99 0.18
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 89 0.16
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 71 0.13
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 70 0.13
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 51 0.09
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 50 0.09
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 35 0.06
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 27 0.05
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 20 0.04
Northern New Salem Association of Old Regular Baptists. Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 14 0.03
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Remnant: Charity Ministries and related Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 541,297 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (186,447) included 34.4% 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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