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North Dakota

Religious Traditions, 2010

78,607   196,839 120 167,349 8,541 221,135
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 235 167,349 248.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 412 163,209 242.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 85 22,003 32.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 111 17,336 25.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 65 10,838 16.1
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 19 9,258 13.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 16 6,930 10.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 50 5,535 8.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 54 5,529 8.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 5,336 7.9
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 5,220 7.8
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 14 4,138 6.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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33 4,091 6.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 23 3,896 5.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 29 2,422 3.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 19 2,279 3.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 37 2,151 3.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 1,462 2.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,331 2.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 1,283 1.9
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 1,249 1.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 953 1.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 953 1.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 948 1.4
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 814 1.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 636 0.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 538 0.8
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 529 0.8
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 502 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 330 0.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 276 0.4
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 270 0.4
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 218 0.3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 177 0.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 176 0.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 171 0.3
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 125 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 110 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 105 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 93 0.1
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 93 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 88 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 81 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 66 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 49 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 33 0.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 27 0.0
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 15 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 10 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 7 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 1 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 43 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 --- ---
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 7 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 18 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 --- ---
Totals: 1,498 451,456  

The population of North Dakota was 672,591 in 2010; in 2000 it was 642,200. The total population changed 4.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (451,456) included 67.1% 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.