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Hennepin County (Minnesota)

Religious Traditions, 2010

162,094 10,812 193,498 215,205 3,337 41,287 526,192
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
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 132 156,602 166.35
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 74 192,288 204.26
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 44 30,033 31.90
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 34 26,254 27.89
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 26 19,499 20.71
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 24 14,790 15.71
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 3,853 4.09
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 12,138 12.89
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 4,527 4.81
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 6,581 6.99
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 5,089 5.41
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 13 6,036 6.41
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 4,413 4.69
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,210 1.29
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 2,246 2.39
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 1,900 2.02
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 3,220 3.42
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,251 1.33
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 724 0.77
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 647 0.69
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,160 1.23
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 5 1,738 1.85
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 545 0.58
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 425 0.45
Jewish Other Judaism 4 5,348 5.68
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 671 0.71
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 245 0.26
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,340 1.42
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 510 0.54
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 437 0.46
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 458 0.49
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 133 0.14
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 697 0.74
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 246 0.26
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 393 0.42
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 123 0.13
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 355 0.38
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 449 0.48
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 210 0.22
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 74 0.08
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 267 0.28
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 137 0.15
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 77 0.08
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 222 0.24
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 80 0.08
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 94 0.10
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 80 0.08
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 2,939 3.12
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 0 0 0.00
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 0 0 0.00
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 0 0 0.00
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 551 512,754  

The population of Hennepin County, Minnesota was 941,411 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (512,754) included 54.5% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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