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Bismarck, ND, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

14,033 25,230 37,301 0 1,915 36,299
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
5 1,034 9.01
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 511 4.45
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 422 3.68
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 128 1.12
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,434 12.49
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 684 5.96
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 24 37,301 324.98
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 806 7.02
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 7 0.06
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 523 4.56
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 437 3.81
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 139 1.21
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,428 12.44
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 101 0.88
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 280 2.44
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 18 18,216 158.71
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 3,577 31.16
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 1,214 10.58
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 445 3.88
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 643 5.60
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 2,956 25.75
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 78 0.68
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 2.68
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 2,249 19.59
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 98 0.85
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 18 0.16
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 495 4.31
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 81 0.71
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 43 0.37
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 980 8.54
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 628 5.47
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,215 10.59
Totals: 133 78,479  

The population of the Bismarck, ND, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 114,778 in 2010; in 2000 it was 100,828. The total population changed 13.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (78,479) included 68.4% of the total population in 2010.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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