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Religious Traditions, 2010

744,910 16,396 974,156 1,150,367 8,057 92,564 2,317,475
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 35 11,643 2.37
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 512 0.10
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 795 0.16
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 5 0.00
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 560 0.11
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 212 56,028 11.39
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 84 12,542 2.55
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 19 1,710 0.35
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 102 0.02
Buddhists Other Other Groups 17 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 730 1,260,660 256.26
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 88 18,946 3.85
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 2,537 0.52
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 56 7,523 1.53
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 9,675 1.97
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 434 0.09
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 1,754 0.36
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 312 0.06
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 50 0.01
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 174 0.04
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 68 20,122 4.09
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 299 0.06
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 43 4,442 0.90
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 42 2,975 0.60
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 9 595 0.12
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 256 0.05
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 38 5,090 1.03
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 5,296 1.08
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 39 0.01
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 150 46,577 9.47
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 121 30,547 6.21
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 101 22,515 4.58
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 136 28,873 5.87
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1,183 853,448 173.48
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 272 0.06
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 860 0.17
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 440 0.09
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 10 558 0.11
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 3,127 0.64
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 4,029 0.82
Hindus Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 36 0.01
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 9 900 0.18
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 12,980 2.64
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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10 8,225 1.67
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 478 0.10
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 275 0.06
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 95 0.02
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 25 42,000 8.54
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 453 203,863 41.44
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 16 1,402 0.28
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 398 0.08
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 407 0.08
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,350 0.27
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 11 12,305 2.50
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 6,575 1.34
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 67 9,446 1.92
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,393 0.28
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 844 0.17
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 30 0.01
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,662 0.34
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 175 0.04
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 307 0.06
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 190 56,579 11.50
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 533 0.11
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 68 0.01
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 24 7,836 1.59
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 382 0.08
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 262 0.05
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 23 8,141 1.65
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,672 0.34
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 69 6,894 1.40
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 45 5,458 1.11
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 613 0.12
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,191 0.24
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 23 4,956 1.01
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 146 44,175 8.98
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 414 117,990 23.98
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 127 0.03
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,616 0.33
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 1,682 0.34
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 153 53,867 10.95
Totals: 5,115 3,035,510  

The population of Minnesota was 4,919,479 in 2000; in 1990 it was 4,375,099. The total population changed 12.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (3,035,510) included 61.7% 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.


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