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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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 23 9,153 3.02
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 512 0.17
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 260 0.09
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 0.18
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 85 36,244 11.95
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 2,799 0.92
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 15 1,172 0.39
Buddhists Other Other Groups 17 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 250 777,304 256.37
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 43 12,105 3.99
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,804 0.60
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 2,285 0.75
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 3,046 1.00
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 94 0.03
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,078 0.36
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 95 0.03
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 174 0.06
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 33 12,914 4.26
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 16 0.01
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 1,952 0.64
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 1,705 0.56
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 341 0.11
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 1,855 0.61
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 4,147 1.37
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 77 36,666 12.09
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 52 19,484 6.43
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 45 13,025 4.30
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 63 17,430 5.75
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 350 428,346 141.28
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 695 0.23
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 95 0.03
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 225 0.07
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 145 0.05
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,228 1.06
Hindus Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 36 0.01
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 2 200 0.07
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 12,380 4.08
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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10 8,225 2.71
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 478 0.16
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 47 0.02
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 22 40,900 13.49
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 139 83,937 27.68
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 263 0.09
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 363 0.12
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 934 0.31
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 9 11,817 3.90
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 6,037 1.99
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 33 6,421 2.12
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,343 0.44
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,569 0.52
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 175 0.06
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 219 0.07
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 61 28,894 9.53
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 231 0.08
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,324 0.77
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 382 0.13
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 262 0.09
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 4,243 1.40
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.08
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 24 3,639 1.20
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 3,155 1.04
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 446 0.15
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 1,191 0.39
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 11 3,927 1.30
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 55 24,629 8.12
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 152 58,376 19.25
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 571 0.19
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,167 0.38
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 61 22,517 7.43
Totals: 1,879 1,722,507  

The population of the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 3,031,918 in 2000; in 1990 it was 2,595,109. The total population changed 16.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,722,507) included 56.8% 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.


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