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Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Religious Traditions, 2010

21,832 249 49,759 260 30,335 2,606 64,427
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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 2,346 13.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,651 9.7
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 74 0.4
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 14 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 16 30,335 179.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 237 1.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 2 279 1.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 231 1.4
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 2,779 16.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 155 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 249 1.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 32 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,513 8.9
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 94 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 270 1.6
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 1,292 7.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 546 3.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 40 33,233 196.1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 1.5
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 10 0.1
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 3,617 21.3
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 118 0.7
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 287 1.7
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 716 4.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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14 3,281 19.4
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 819 4.8
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,269 13.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 53 0.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 176 1.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,693 15.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 437 2.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 332 2.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 729 4.3
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 39 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 113 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,409 8.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 6,238 36.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 5,036 29.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 999 5.9
Totals: 195 105,041  

The population of Minnehaha County, South Dakota was 169,468 in 2010; in 2000 it was 148,281. The total population changed 14.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (105,041) included 62.0% 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 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.


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