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Stearns County, Minnesota

Denominational Groups, 2000

9,868 18,775   66,563 143 37,817
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
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 4 1,433 12.1
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 3 229 1.9
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 487 4.1
Catholic Church Catholic 51 69,481 584.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 271 2.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 164 1.4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 18 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 288 2.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 122 1.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 32 0.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 3 377 3.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 2 240 2.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 12 10,402 87.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 21 0.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 11 4,620 38.9
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 3 1,462 12.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 140 1.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 1 111 0.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 130 1.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 2 489 4.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 7 2,687 22.6
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 115 93,204  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 118,791. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (93,204) include 78.5% 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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