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Religious Traditions, 2010

118,142 435 196,001 320 148,883 13,051 337,348
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 252 181,434 240.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 259 121,871 161.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 164 37,280 49.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 116 31,524 41.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 91 15,987 21.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 85 12,763 16.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 85 11,191 14.8
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 57 9,762 12.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 31 7,865 10.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 7,516 10.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 51 7,438 9.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 47 6,608 8.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 35 6,417 8.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 31 5,998 7.9
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 54 5,400 7.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 4,306 5.7
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 4,297 5.7
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 3,634 4.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 2,804 3.7
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 19 2,535 3.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 2,163 2.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 24 2,098 2.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 2,049 2.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 1,980 2.6
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,518 2.0
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 9 1,363 1.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 1,328 1.8
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,244 1.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,217 1.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,093 1.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 9 1,032 1.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 1,008 1.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 895 1.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 708 0.9
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 706 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 699 0.9
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 605 0.8
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 362 0.5
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 350 0.5
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 350 0.5
Jewish Other Judaism 3 350 0.5
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 337 0.4
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 268 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 222 0.3
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 191 0.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 163 0.2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 138 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 112 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 101 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 94 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 90 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 74 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 74 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 65 0.1
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 50 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 50 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 39 0.1
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 33 0.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 27 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 10 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 1,712 511,886  

The population of South Dakota was 754,844 in 2000; in 1990 it was 696,004. The total population changed 8.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (511,886) included 67.8% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.