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Religious Traditions, 2010

744,910 16,396 974,156 8,057 1,150,367 92,564 2,317,475
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 730 1,260,660 256.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1,183 853,448 173.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 453 203,863 41.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 414 117,990 24.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 190 56,579 11.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 212 56,028 11.4
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 153 53,867 10.9
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 150 46,577 9.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 146 44,175 9.0
Jewish Other Judaism 25 42,000 8.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 121 30,547 6.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 136 28,873 5.9
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 101 22,515 4.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 68 20,122 4.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 88 18,946 3.9
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 12,980 2.6
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 84 12,542 2.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 11 12,305 2.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 35 11,643 2.4
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 9,675 2.0
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 67 9,446 1.9
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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10 8,225 1.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 23 8,141 1.7
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 24 7,836 1.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 56 7,523 1.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 69 6,894 1.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 6,575 1.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 45 5,458 1.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 5,296 1.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 38 5,090 1.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 23 4,956 1.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 43 4,442 0.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 4,029 0.8
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 3,127 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 42 2,975 0.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 2,537 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 1,754 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 19 1,710 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 1,682 0.3
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,672 0.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,662 0.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,616 0.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 16 1,402 0.3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,393 0.3
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,350 0.3
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,191 0.2
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 9 900 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 860 0.2
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 844 0.2
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 795 0.2
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 613 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 9 595 0.1
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 560 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 10 558 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 533 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 512 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 478 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 440 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 434 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 407 0.1
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 398 0.1
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 382 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 312 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 307 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 299 0.1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 275 0.1
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 272 0.1
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 262 0.1
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 256 0.1
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 175 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 174 0.0
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 127 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 102 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 95 0.0
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 68 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 50 0.0
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 39 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 36 0.0
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 30 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 5 0.0
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 17 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 5,115 3,035,510  

The population of Minnesota was 4,919,479 in 2000; in 1990 it was 4,375,099. The total population changed 12.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,035,510) included 61.7% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.