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Red Lake County, Minnesota

Denominational Groups, 2000

365 1,093   2,437   404
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
Catholic Church Catholic 6 2,422 535.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 4 1,070 236.5
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 246 54.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 394 87.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 2 121 26.7
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 17 4,253  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 4,525. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,253) include 94.0% 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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