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Michigan fast factscomment (0)

July 16, 2009


— MICHIGAN —

Statehood: 1837 (26th)

Capital: Lansing, since 1847; prior to that, Detroit

Population: approximately 10 million (78 percent white, 14 percent black, 4 percent Hispanic, 4 percent other)

Area: 58,110 square miles (largest state east of the Mississippi River)

Number of counties: 83

Governor: Jennifer Granholm

Members in the U.S. Congress: 17

State senators: 38

State representatives: 110

Geography: Michigan is the only U.S. state made up of two peninsulas and the only state completely divided by water. Its 3,000-plus miles of shoreline is more than the shoreline from Florida to Maine.
Income and housing: median annual income — $47,931; home foreclosure rank – 11
Web site: www.michigan.gov

— Southern Baptists in Michigan —
Baptist State Convention of Michigan: offices located in Fenton(15 associations, 12 directors of missions)

Undesignated receipts: $17,874,628 for the last year of record

Cooperative Program giving: $1,524,580 (8.5 percent)

State convention budget: $3.5 million (NAMB contributes about $2 million annually to the convention)

Convention churches and membership:
250 churches and 42 chapels affiliated with the convention; 37,000 total members, a figure that has been dropping; 46 language churches working in 13 languages

27 church-planting efforts currently funded
Language: 10
Black: 9
Anglo: 8

19 sites currently in planning stages for new work
Language: 9
Black: 2
Anglo: 8

— Religion in Michigan —

Religious Profile (2000 census)

Catholic: 2,019,926

Evangelical: 1,079,117

Mainline Protestant: 783,541

Orthodox: 46,294

Other: 228,031

(21 of the state’s 83 counties have no Southern Baptist witness)

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