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Codington County, South Dakota

Religious Traditions, 2010

4,789   8,327   6,809 186 7,116
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 7 6,809 250.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 5,574 204.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 2,151 79.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 2,029 74.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 539 19.8
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 531 19.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 328 12.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 324 11.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 310 11.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 197 7.2
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 195 7.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
2 194 7.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 185 6.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 166 6.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 160 5.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 93 3.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 90 3.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 66 2.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 38 1.4
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 37 1.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 35 1.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 34 1.2
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 25 0.9
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 1 0.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 45 20,111  

The population of Codington County, South Dakota was 27,227 in 2010; in 2000 it was 25,897. The total population changed 5.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (20,111) included 73.9% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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