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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 +2 +5,556 266.0%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +147 n.a.
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +5 +1,224 113.0%
Catholic Church Catholic +1 +21,783 44.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +261 24.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 -65 -35.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +178 88.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +1 +240 n.a.
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +1 +45 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +3 +1,002 132.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +1 +435 302.0%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 0 -137 -57.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 -239 -34.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +89 20.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,183 436.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +5 +13,637 48.0%
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 +330 n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 +700 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +1 +16 n.a.
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,083 13.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant +1 -121 -26.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +127 86.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +1 -289 -92.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 +23 27.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 0 -22 -4.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 0 -751 -15.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +600 n.a.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +229 39.0%
  Totals: +36 +47,264 +46.7%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 195,998; in 2000 it was 298,084. The total population changed 22.3%. The adherent totals for 1980 (101,249) represent 51.7% of the 1980 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 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 28 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 28 groups had 101,249 adherents in 1980 and 148,513 adherents in 2000, for a change of 46.7%

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 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and include statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. Bernard Quinn, Herman Anderson, Martin Bradley, Paul Goetting and Peggy Shriver supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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