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Rochester, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

39,927 62 50,179 200 47,717 3,984 64,808
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 Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 978 4.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 2,506 12.1
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 68 0.3
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 395 1.9
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 31 47,717 230.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 3,815 18.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 1,383 6.7
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 62 0.3
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 2 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 7 2,031 9.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 55 0.3
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 256 1.2
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 244 1.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 130 0.6
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 138 0.7
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 151 0.7
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 840 4.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 1,651 8.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 593 2.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,872 9.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 47 34,793 168.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 16 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 170 0.8
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 1.0
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 22 9,576 46.3
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 2,122 10.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 27 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 30 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 488 2.4
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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18 8,850 42.8
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,236 10.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 247 1.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 327 1.6
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 558 2.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 486 2.3
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 116 0.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 577 2.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 646 3.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 477 2.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,942 14.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 30 7,969 38.5
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 57 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 4,212 20.4
Totals: 291 142,069  

The population of the Rochester, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 206,877 in 2010; in 2000 it was 184,740. The total population changed 12.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (142,069) included 68.7% of the total population in 2010.

Rochester, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 4 counties: Dodge County, Minnesota, Fillmore County, Minnesota, Olmsted County, Minnesota, Wabasha 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.