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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 % Change
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 0 -28 -12.9%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +26 13.0%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 -68 -18.5%
Catholic Church Catholic 0 +1,194 18.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +34 39.1%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 0 +31 163.2%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 -21 -13.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +320 533.3%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +333 3.5%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 0 -30 -54.5%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -519 -18.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -27 -15.1%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -31 -24.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 0 -101 -20.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 0 -65 -8.9%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +20 12.4%
  Totals: 0 +1,068 +4.9%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 28,674; in 2000 it was 32,821. The total population changed 14.5%. The adherent totals for 1990 (22,249) represent 77.6% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (23,732) include 72.3% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 16 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 16 groups had 21,957 adherents in 1990 and 23,025 adherents in 2000, for a change of 4.9%

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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