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Pine County, Minnesota

Religious Traditions, 2010

4,351   4,064   4,553 451 16,331
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
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 312 11.8
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 74 2.8
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 8 0.3
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 8 4,520 170.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 221 8.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 185 7.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 28 1.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 355 13.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 84 3.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 399 15.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 10 3,682 138.8
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 57 2.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 95 3.6
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,593 60.0
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 83 3.1
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 170 6.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 139 5.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 114 4.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 77 2.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 248 9.3
Totals: 48 12,444  

The population of Pine County, Minnesota was 26,530 in 2000; in 1990 it was 21,264. The total population changed 24.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (12,444) included 46.9% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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