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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
Catholic Church Catholic -1 +1,336 0.8%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +1 +954 18.9%
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant +1 +5,262 91.2%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +2,007 58.6%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 -2 -0.6%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 0 +165 33.1%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 -115 -36.6%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +3 0.8%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant -1 n.a. n.a.
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant -1 +484 48.2%
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -2 -1,625 -80.2%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -1 -800 -44.4%
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 0 +30 214.3%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant -1 -1,746 -16.2%
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant +1 +34 70.8%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +2,239 478.4%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +215 46.2%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +1 +157 27.9%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant +2 -349 -8.3%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant -2 -348 -8.5%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 -385 -6.4%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 -3,778 -5.7%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 0 -133 -70.4%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -2 -1,181 -16.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant +1 -1,333 -24.5%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 0 -1,597 -16.8%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 0 n.a. n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 0 +731 58.8%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 0 +1,596 24.2%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology -1 -739 -40.6%
  Totals: -2 +1,082 +.4%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 485,765; in 2000 it was 511,035. The total population changed 5.2%. The adherent totals for 1990 (312,318) represent 64.3% of the 1990 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 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 28 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 28 groups had 303,385 adherents in 1990 and 304,467 adherents in 2000, for a change of .4%

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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