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Douglas County, Minnesota

Denominational Groups, 2000

4,525 11,371   7,825 11 9,089
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 Adherence Rate
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 1 217 7.6
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 1 200 7.0
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 367 12.8
Catholic Church Catholic 6 6,631 231.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 87 3.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 1 19 0.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 153 5.3
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 1 139 4.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 161 5.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 60 2.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 19 9,577 334.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 55 1.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 9 2,877 100.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 1 179 6.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 129 4.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 1 506 17.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 2 731 25.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 161 5.6
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 51 22,249  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 28,674. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (22,249) include 77.6% of the total population in 1990.

Source

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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The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.


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