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Minnesota

Denominational Groups, 2000

549,482 1,134,176 9,837 1,260,660 81,093 1,884,231
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 Adherence Rate
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 60 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant 17 2,451 0.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 39 12,649 2.9
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 3 607 0.1
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 9 0.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant 15 2,755 0.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 194 39,877 9.1
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 85 12,420 2.8
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 142 31,946 7.3
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 86 0.0
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant 1 151 0.0
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 29,943 6.8
Catholic Church Catholic 768 1,110,071 253.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 85 17,644 4.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 11 935 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 11 2,282 0.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 52 6,890 1.6
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 30 8,313 1.9
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 27 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 8 525 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 10 970 0.2
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 1 96 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 5 291 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 2 34 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 8 245 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 48 14,576 3.3
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 3 427 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 25 4,380 1.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant 14 2,603 0.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 42 4,781 1.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 43 3,255 0.7
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 1 318 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 43 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 10 1,313 0.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 126 31,980 7.3
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant 1 123 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 118 20,627 4.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 1,207 823,372 188.2
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 29 6,158 1.4
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 209 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 13 593 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 13 680 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 4 n.a. n.a.
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 4 400 0.1
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 6 n.a. n.a.
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 15 9,325 2.1
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 11 8,820 2.0
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 10 252 0.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 26 33,779 7.7
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 2 949 0.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 452 215,564 49.3
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 3 382 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 23 2,250 0.5
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 7 1,465 0.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 6 8,260 1.9
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 10 1,862 0.4
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 8 1,200 0.3
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 6 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 9 691 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 201 66,715 15.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 4 417 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 26 8,910 2.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 21 2,923 0.7
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 1 130 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 65 6,874 1.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 32 5,218 1.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 24 5,669 1.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 158 55,497 12.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 426 142,771 32.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 14 1,542 0.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 149 58,908 13.5
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 4,981 2,837,418  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 4,375,099. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,837,418) include 64.9% of the total population in 1990.

Source

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.