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Mankato-North Mankato, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

16,400   18,706   18,834 1,478 41,322
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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 154 1.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 872 9.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 31 0.3
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 14 18,834 194.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 83 0.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 213 2.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 130 1.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 630 6.5
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 33 0.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 87 0.9
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 480 5.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 325 3.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 1,100 11.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 240 2.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 18 13,601 140.6
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,517 15.7
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 7,755 80.2
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 616 6.4
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
6 668 6.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,474 15.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 61 0.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 126 1.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 147 1.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 35 0.4
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 201 2.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 442 4.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,497 25.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 224 2.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 2,842 29.4
Totals: 104 55,418  

The population of the Mankato-North Mankato, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 96,740 in 2010; in 2000 it was 85,712. The total population changed 12.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (55,418) included 57.3% of the total population in 2010.

Mankato-North Mankato, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Blue Earth County, Minnesota, Nicollet County, Minnesota.

* 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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