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Ramsey County, Minnesota

Denominational Groups, 2000

47,801 89,910 2,240 159,281 14,185 197,618
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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -2 -872 -19.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +6 +4,203 233.0%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant -1 +5,844 113.0%
Catholic Church Catholic -1 +14,159 10.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +5 +4,494 479.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +32 11.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 0 +279 72.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +1 +107 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +1 +132 7.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 -313 -61.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +1 +98 37.0%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant -1 -310 -53.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant -1 -450 -7.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 0 -5 0.0%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant -1 +983 194.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 -3,275 -5.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 0 -111 -66.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +1 +948 n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +2 +400 n.a.
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,000 n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant +1 +44 n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +3 +5,796 241.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant -1 -3,505 -28.0%
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox +1 +175 n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +1 +231 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -1 -2,791 -31.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,693 167.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +2 +137 25.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +2 +457 174.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology +1 +241 29.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 0 -2,607 -39.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -1 -1,586 -17.0%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +2 -774 -17.0%
  Totals: 23 +24,854 +8.8%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 459,784; in 2000 it was 511,035. The total population changed 5.2%. The adherent totals for 1980 (284,575) represent 61.9% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (313,417) include 61.3% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 33 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 33 groups had 283,787 adherents in 1980 and 308,641 adherents in 2000, for a change of 8.8%

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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