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Rice County, Minnesota

Religious Traditions, 2010

6,461   12,510   12,337 840 31,994
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 16,494 291.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 9,630 169.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 4,465 78.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,054 36.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,482 26.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,048 18.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 642 11.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 275 4.9
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 275 4.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 251 4.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 235 4.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 213 3.8
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 110 1.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 92 1.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 86 1.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 67 1.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 56 1.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 51 0.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 43 0.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 36 0.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 18 0.3
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 57 37,623  

The population of Rice County, Minnesota was 56,665 in 2000; in 1990 it was 49,183. The total population changed 15.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (37,623) included 66.4% 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 www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

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.