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Religious Traditions, 2010

26,365 62 28,625 33,236 200 3,781 51,979
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,522 10.55
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 52 0.36
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 395 2.74
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 10 33,236 230.41
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 3,643 25.26
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 0 0.00
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 868 6.02
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 62 0.43
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 2 0.01
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 1,844 12.78
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 256 1.77
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 244 1.69
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 130 0.90
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 138 0.96
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 270 1.87
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 1,269 8.80
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 593 4.11
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,642 11.38
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 14 18,955 131.41
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 16 0.11
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 1.39
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 5,078 35.20
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 27 0.19
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 30 0.21
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 488 3.38
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
14 8,569 59.40
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.42
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,229 8.52
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 247 1.71
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 327 2.27
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 160 1.11
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 486 3.37
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 395 2.74
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 646 4.48
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 477 3.31
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,806 12.52
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 5,176 35.88
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 57 0.40
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,674 11.61
Totals: 139 92,269  

The population of Olmsted County, Minnesota was 144,248 in 2010; in 2000 it was 124,277. The total population changed 16.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (92,269) included 64.0% 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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