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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
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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11 8,820 2.0
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 60 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 96 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 291 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 65 6,874 1.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 39 12,649 2.9
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 29,943 6.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 2,282 0.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 52 6,890 1.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 43 3,255 0.7
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 43 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 142 31,946 7.3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,862 0.4
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 130 0.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 32 5,218 1.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 768 1,110,071 253.7
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 27 --- ---
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 4 400 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 126 31,980 7.3
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 607 0.1
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 9 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 86 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 34 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 427 0.1
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 209 0.0
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 13 680 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 23 2,250 0.5
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 1,200 0.3
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 382 0.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 85 17,644 4.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 525 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 42 4,781 1.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 593 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 2,923 0.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 1,542 0.4
Berean Fundamental Church Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 151 0.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 11 935 0.2
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 6 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 26 33,779 7.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 48 14,576 3.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 24 5,669 1.3
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 17 2,451 0.6
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 2,755 0.6
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 85 12,420 2.8
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 25 4,380 1.0
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 14 2,603 0.6
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 123 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1,207 823,372 188.2
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 29 6,158 1.4
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 949 0.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 452 215,564 49.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 149 58,908 13.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 118 20,627 4.7
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,465 0.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 426 142,771 32.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 194 39,877 9.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 970 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 245 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 252 0.1
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 9,325 2.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 691 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 8,313 1.9
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 318 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,313 0.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 8,260 1.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 201 66,715 15.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 417 0.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 8,910 2.0
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 158 55,497 12.7
Totals: 4,981 2,837,418  

The population of Minnesota was 4,375,099 in 1990; in 1980 it was 4,075,970. The total population changed 7.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,837,418) included 64.9% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.