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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

434,221 16,157 491,583 724,822 6,830 75,012 1,600,234
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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 60 0.02
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 848 0.33
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 25 9,289 3.58
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 172 0.07
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 9 0.00
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 595 0.23
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 86 23,280 8.97
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 14 3,284 1.27
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 29,314 11.30
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 253 661,713 254.98
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 42 13,089 5.04
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 6 595 0.23
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,653 0.64
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 2,095 0.81
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 2,307 0.89
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 13 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 155 0.06
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 798 0.31
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 96 0.04
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 60 0.02
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 124 0.05
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 24 9,132 3.52
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 865 0.33
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 529 0.20
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,746 0.67
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 2,080 0.80
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 266 0.10
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 65 20,756 8.00
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 54 20,322 7.83
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 123 0.05
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 59 13,399 5.16
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 351 402,263 155.01
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,787 0.69
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 166 0.06
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 115 0.04
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 460 0.18
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 1 100 0.04
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 9,325 3.59
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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10 8,320 3.21
Jewish Other Judaism 21 32,812 12.64
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 949 0.37
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 133 85,156 32.81
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 344 0.13
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,059 0.41
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 7,632 2.94
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,668 0.64
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 308 0.12
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 64 31,781 12.25
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 205 0.08
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,617 1.01
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,302 0.50
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 19 2,873 1.11
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 3,221 1.24
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 126 0.05
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 12 4,664 1.80
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 59 30,149 11.62
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 149 67,918 26.17
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,046 0.40
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 57 25,323 9.76
Totals: 1,730 1,542,443  

The population of the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,595,109 in 1990; in 1980 it was 2,255,502. The total population changed 15.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,542,443) included 59.4% 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.


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