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Pennington County, South Dakota

Religious Traditions, 2010

16,338 186 14,196 60 7,072 3,760 59,336
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
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 186 1.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 10 7,072 70.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 106 1.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,456 14.4
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 77 0.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 310 3.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 133 1.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 24 0.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 92 0.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 34 0.3
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 195 1.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 167 1.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 1,165 11.5
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 391 3.9
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 47 0.5
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 3,792 37.6
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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9 1,012 10.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 515 5.1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 953 9.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 76 0.8
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 106 1.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 268 2.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 600 5.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 2,428 24.1
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 125 1.2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,346 13.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 920 9.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 343 3.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 1,214 12.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 8 7,135 70.7
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 941 9.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,169 11.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 3,394 33.6
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 81 0.8
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 3,208 31.8
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 32 0.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 3.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 84 0.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 47 0.5
Totals: 119 41,612  

The population of Pennington County, South Dakota was 100,948 in 2010; in 2000 it was 88,565. The total population changed 14.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (41,612) included 41.2% 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.