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North Dakota

Denominational Groups, 2000

67,892 216,947 124 179,349 5,800 172,088
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
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant 7 2,540 4.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 19 2,359 3.7
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant 1 30 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 63 9,444 14.8
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 35 4,530 7.1
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 6 452 0.7
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 877 1.4
Catholic Church Catholic 281 173,432 271.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 5 301 0.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 5 160 0.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 218 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 126 0.2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 5 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 2 106 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 11 829 1.3
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 3 70 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 1 100 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 6 159 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 12 2,358 3.7
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 3 243 0.4
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 15 3,389 5.3
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant 2 197 0.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 29 3,138 4.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 12 500 0.8
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 2 64 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 7 606 1.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 24 3,372 5.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 23 2,916 4.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 488 179,711 281.3
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 136 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 2 64 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 3 33 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 5 500 0.8
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 4 370 0.6
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 5 483 0.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 96 25,691 40.2
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 6 440 0.7
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 10 587 0.9
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant 4 563 0.9
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 34 5,903 9.2
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 69 11,960 18.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 2 104 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 6 1,116 1.8
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 4 202 0.3
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 6 443 0.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 43 3,427 5.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 18 4,470 7.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 2 135 0.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 70 9,619 15.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 139 23,850 37.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 6 530 0.8
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 12 1,775 2.8
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 1,622 484,628  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 638,800. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (484,628) include 75.9% 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.