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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,127 0.4
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 128 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 38 10,218 1.9
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 23 2,765 0.5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 --- ---
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 4 1,005 0.2
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.0
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 --- ---
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 234 75,302 14.2
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 85 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 16 1,896 0.4
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 108 0.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 13 4,617 0.9
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 14 2,636 0.5
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 9 502 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 739 1,150,367 216.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 99 28,669 5.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 3,752 0.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 54 6,912 1.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 38 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 8,221 1.5
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 12 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 497 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 2,613 0.5
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 253 0.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 18 2,478 0.5
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 92 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 245 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 80 30,603 5.8
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 342 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 26 9,252 1.7
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 14 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 38 3,973 0.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 40 2,513 0.5
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 7 966 0.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 37 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 7,304 1.4
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 6 10,665 2.0
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 44 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 186 62,490 11.8
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 550 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 107 23,715 4.5
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.1
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 114 26,739 5.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 147 36,727 6.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1,090 737,537 139.1
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 30 6,054 1.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 311 0.1
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 198 0.0
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 202 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 554 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 772 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 12 458 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 --- ---
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) 4 2,370 0.4
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 4 2,252 0.4
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 7 188 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 24 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 5 1,575 0.3
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.0
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 10 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 249 0.0
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 539 0.1
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 101 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 443 182,439 34.4
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 97 58,774 11.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 11 938 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 434 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,119 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 45 16,796 3.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 5,706 1.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 7,113 1.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 4,020 0.8
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 620 0.1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 3 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 43 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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390 130,263 24.6
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,857 0.4
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 128 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 12 1,937 0.4
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 8 1,820 0.3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 83 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 762 0.1
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 177 46,390 8.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 681 0.1
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 84 0.0
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 389 0.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 5 11,066 2.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 6,777 1.3
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 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 160 0.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 7,182 1.4
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 1,137 0.2
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 116 0.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 89 10,460 2.0
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 61 5,412 1.0
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 1,271 0.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 750 0.1
Unaffiliated Friends Meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 24 6,553 1.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 136 36,194 6.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 375 101,856 19.2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 41 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 7 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 7,461 1.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 1,494 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 146 49,966 9.4
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 16 0.0
Totals: 5,953 2,986,450  

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.

* 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.