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North Dakota

Religious Traditions, 2010

78,607 196,839 167,349 120 8,541 221,135
Evangelical 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 261 179,349 279.27
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 67 9,994 15.56
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 35 4,661 7.26
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 337 0.52
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 63 0.10
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 139 0.22
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 125 0.19
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 766 1.19
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 120 0.19
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 146 0.23
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 188 0.29
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 2,675 4.17
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 532 0.83
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 409 0.64
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 883 1.37
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 412 0.64
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 517 0.81
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 29 4,273 6.65
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 327 0.51
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 39 0.06
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal 6 600 0.93
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 94 23,720 36.94
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 183 0.28
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 143 0.22
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 32 5,386 8.39
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 79 0.12
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 100 0.16
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 61 0.09
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 144 0.22
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,465 2.28
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 38 2,971 4.63
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 3,150 4.91
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 243 0.38
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,392 2.17
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 13 1,464 2.28
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 16 2,103 3.27
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 38 0.06
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 24 2,983 4.64
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 453 174,554 271.81
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 110 0.17
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 496 0.77
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 66 8,740 13.61
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,067 1.66
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 57 6,697 10.43
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 128 20,159 31.39
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 16 0.02
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 48 0.07
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.09
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 345 0.54
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 15 3,665 5.71
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 185 0.29
Jewish Other Judaism 2 730 1.14
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 902 1.40
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 158 0.25
Totals: 1,507 470,112  

The population of North Dakota was 642,200 in 2000; in 1990 it was 638,800. The total population changed 0.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (470,112) included 73.2% 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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