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Anoka County, Minnesota

Denominational Groups, 2000

27,563 47,877   71,810 3,235 147,599
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents % Change
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +1 +4,720 161.4%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +96 188.2%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +5 +947 69.4%
Catholic Church Catholic 0 +11,322 18.7%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +669 100.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 -86 -42.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +222 139.6%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 0 -8 -3.2%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 0 +13 40.6%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +2 +895 103.1%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant -1 n.a. n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 -195 -29.9%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +296 25.6%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 +5,418 14.8%
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 0 -970 -74.6%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -1 -350 -33.3%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 0 +16 n.a.
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +128 1.4%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -199 -36.6%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +22 8.7%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 0 -252 -90.3%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 +25 30.1%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 0 -64 -11.8%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 0 -1,509 -26.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +247 70.0%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +198 31.7%
  Totals: +12 +21,601 +17.2%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 243,641; in 2000 it was 298,084. The total population changed 22.3%. The adherent totals for 1990 (129,831) represent 53.3% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (150,485) include 50.5% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 25 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 25 groups had 125,704 adherents in 1990 and 147,305 adherents in 2000, for a change of 17.2%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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