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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
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 488 179,711 281.3
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 281 173,432 271.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 139 23,850 37.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 96 25,691 40.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 70 9,619 15.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 69 11,960 18.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 63 9,444 14.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 43 3,427 5.4
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 35 4,530 7.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 34 5,903 9.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 29 3,138 4.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 24 3,372 5.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 2,916 4.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 19 2,359 3.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 4,470 7.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 3,389 5.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 12 2,358 3.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 500 0.8
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 1,775 2.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 829 1.3
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 587 0.9
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 2,540 4.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 606 0.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 159 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 452 0.7
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,116 1.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 443 0.7
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 440 0.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 530 0.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 301 0.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 160 0.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 5 --- ---
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 5 500 0.8
Jewish Other Judaism 5 483 0.8
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 370 0.6
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 563 0.9
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 202 0.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 218 0.3
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 70 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 243 0.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 33 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 106 0.2
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 197 0.3
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 64 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 64 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 104 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 135 0.2
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 30 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 126 0.2
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 100 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 136 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 877 1.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Totals: 1,622 484,628  

The population of North Dakota was 638,800 in 1990; in 1980 it was 652,717. The total population changed -2.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (484,628) included 75.9% 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.