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Carver County, Minnesota

Religious Traditions, 2010

13,244   9,289   14,887 1,119 52,503
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 36 0.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 9 11,349 236.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 308 6.4
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 40 0.8
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 540 11.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 5,577 116.4
Jewish Other Judaism 0 651 13.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 10,060 210.0
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 789 16.5
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 198 4.1
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,318 27.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 282 5.9
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 183 3.8
Totals: 47 31,331  

The population of Carver County, Minnesota was 47,915 in 1990; in 1980 it was 37,046. The total population changed 29.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (31,331) included 65.4% of the total population in 1990.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at for those who are interested in these trends.


2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.

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