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Mower County, Minnesota

Denominational Groups, 2000

4,503 13,702   10,452 223 9,723
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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Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 1 56 1.5
Catholic Church Catholic 10 9,254 247.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 28 0.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 1 53 1.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 490 13.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 263 7.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant 1 185 5.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 30 0.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 235 6.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 68 1.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 14 11,124 297.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 119 3.2
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 100 2.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 6 1,964 52.5
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 2 1,050 28.1
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 240 6.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 35 0.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 3 527 14.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 8 2,402 64.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 309 8.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 60 28,532  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 37,385. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (28,532) include 76.3% of the total population in 1990.


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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