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Burleigh County, North Dakota

Religious Traditions, 2010

10,828   19,606   20,169 1,432 29,273
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 6 25,240 363.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 14,162 204.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 2,532 36.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 2,109 30.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,583 22.8
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 1,144 16.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 1,021 14.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 975 14.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 622 9.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 544 7.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 493 7.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 446 6.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 437 6.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 412 5.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 389 5.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 317 4.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 260 3.7
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 260 3.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 231 3.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 154 2.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 153 2.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 105 1.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 83 1.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 59 0.8
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 58 0.8
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 55 0.8
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 35 0.5
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 29 0.4
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 25 0.4
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 6 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Totals: 66 53,999  

The population of Burleigh County, North Dakota was 69,416 in 2000; in 1990 it was 60,131. The total population changed 15.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (53,999) included 77.8% 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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