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South Dakota

Denominational Groups, 2000

108,838 213,840 232 181,434 7,542 242,958
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 2 470 0.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 34 8,497 12.2
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant 3 210 0.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 52 6,754 9.7
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 18 1,835 2.6
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 19 3,684 5.3
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant 2 151 0.2
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 850 1.2
Catholic Church Catholic 271 143,776 206.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 14 1,144 1.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 2 544 0.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 15 1,617 2.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 17 3,911 5.6
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Theology 5 n.a. n.a.
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 6 640 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 11 608 0.9
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 2 37 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 1 123 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 3 167 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 33 5,155 7.4
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant 3 231 0.3
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant 12 821 1.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 17 1,626 2.3
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 24 0.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 24 1,175 1.7
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 2 61 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 98 11,940 17.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 12 1,466 2.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 273 114,690 164.8
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 85 0.1
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 80 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 5 166 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 2 46 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 50 5,000 7.2
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 4 466 0.7
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 4 135 0.2
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 24 0.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 114 32,968 47.4
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant 11 1,303 1.9
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 16 2,966 4.3
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 3 123 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 32 0.1
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant 2 256 0.4
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 23 4,351 6.3
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 11 n.a. n.a.
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 4 307 0.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 91 15,473 22.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 4 1,074 1.5
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 26 7,466 10.7
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant 10 1,250 1.8
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 6 732 1.1
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 1 39 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 24 2,343 3.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 45 7,300 10.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 4 98 0.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 98 18,607 26.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 175 43,212 62.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 31 5,543 8.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 59 10,358 14.9
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 1,781 474,010  
The population of these counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 696,004. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (474,010) include 68.1% 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.