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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 % Change
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +87 +50,909 +208.7%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +49 +34,012 +119.4%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +47 +27,160 +283.9%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +43 +20,903 +215.5%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +42 +20,532 +252.3%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +41 +2,865 +112.5%
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +25 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +22 +3,827 +57.7%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +14 +8,964 +50.4%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +10 +6,036 +476.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +8 +2,006 +330.5%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +8 +652 +35.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +7 -37,877 -17.2%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +5 +354 +177.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +4 +1,447 +34.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +3 +2,913 +80.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 +154 +2.3%
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist +2 -94 -27.1%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +2 -142 -29.3%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +118 +1,180.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +1 +1,003 +36.5%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 -813 -17.0%
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 -205 -50.9%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 -182 -14.0%
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 -222 -63.4%
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +42 +63.6%
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 -411 -91.5%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -579 -6.6%
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist +0 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church +0 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups +0 +214 +97.3%
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -29 -25.7%
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -52 -31.0%
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist +0 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 +754 +145.8%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -9,995 -16.7%
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -1 +6,652 +255.8%
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 --- ---
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -2 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -2 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -2 -821 -11.9%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 -41 -2.2%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 -1,605 -19.1%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -3 -5,348 -34.4%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness -3 -689 -47.2%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness -3 -162 -2.2%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -4 -1,156 -69.9%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist -8 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist -9 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -18 -18,593 -33.9%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -24 -15,153 -39.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -27 -30,463 -39.6%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -59 +108,586 +10.4%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -64 -44,566 -30.4%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -130 -50,849 -6.4%
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Totals: +63 +80,056 +3%

The population of Minnesota was 5,303,925 in 2010; in 2000 it was 4,919,479. The total population changed 7.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,986,450) included 56.3% of the total population in 2010.

The population of Minnesota was 4,075,970 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,653,161) included 65.1% of the total population in 1980.

* 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.