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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

434,221 16,157 491,583 6,830 724,822 75,012 1,600,234
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,950 0.6
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 110 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 26 8,414 2.5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 333 0.1
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 255 0.1
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 108 52,390 15.6
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 12 1,333 0.4
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 13 4,617 1.4
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 10 1,945 0.6
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 9 502 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 242 724,822 216.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 49 18,195 5.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 6 1,049 0.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 13 2,203 0.7
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 38 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,642 0.8
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 9 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 150 0.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,664 0.5
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 98 0.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 17 2,416 0.7
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 139 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 43 19,848 5.9
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 109 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,252 0.4
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 1,751 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 13 1,464 0.4
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 414 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 6,370 1.9
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 6 10,665 3.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 105 51,300 15.3
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 550 0.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 45 16,469 4.9
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.1
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 59 16,463 4.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 63 21,223 6.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 332 356,614 106.5
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 1,749 0.5
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 163 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 538 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 64 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 387 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,995 0.6
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 4 2,252 0.7
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 7 188 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 24 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 5 1,575 0.5
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.0
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 2 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 249 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 308 0.1
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 37 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 137 75,838 22.6
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 29 35,994 10.7
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 342 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 404 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 575 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 35 14,148 4.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 5,282 1.6
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 7,113 2.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 4,020 1.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 620 0.2
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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217 98,718 29.5
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,790 0.5
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 80 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 1,882 0.6
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 6 1,660 0.5
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 143 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 544 0.2
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 57 26,721 8.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 218 0.1
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 151 0.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 4 10,501 3.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,638 0.5
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 423 0.1
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 160 0.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 3,580 1.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 340 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 43 6,739 2.0
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 3,791 1.1
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 1,159 0.3
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 750 0.2
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 11 5,174 1.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 54 21,000 6.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 142 53,030 15.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 2,014 0.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 975 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 58 20,981 6.3
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 15 0.0
Totals: 2,377 1,748,625  

The population of the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 3,348,859 in 2010; in 2000 it was 3,031,918. The total population changed 10.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,748,625) included 52.2% of the total population in 2010.

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 16 counties: Anoka County, Minnesota, Carver County, Minnesota, Chisago County, Minnesota, Dakota County, Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minnesota, Isanti County, Minnesota, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, Pierce County, Wisconsin, Ramsey County, Minnesota, Scott County, Minnesota, Sherburne County, Minnesota, Sibley County, Minnesota, St. Croix County, Wisconsin, Washington County, Minnesota, Wright 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 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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