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Anoka County (Minnesota)

Religious Traditions, 2010

49,709 36,549 75,535 195 2,179 166,677
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 9 60,488 248.27
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 2,925 12.01
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 51 0.21
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 452 1.86
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 669 2.75
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 159 0.65
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 248 1.02
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 32 0.13
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 323 1.33
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 40 0.16
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,364 5.60
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 1,158 4.75
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 1,300 5.34
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
2 1,050 4.31
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 9,328 38.29
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 252 1.03
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 279 1.15
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 353 1.45
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 624 2.56
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 205 0.84
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 653 2.68
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 19 36,723 150.73
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 543 2.23
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 544 2.23
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 5,805 23.83
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 868 3.56
Jewish Other Judaism 0 3,312 13.59
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 83 0.34
Totals: 95 129,831  

The population of Anoka County, Minnesota was 243,641 in 1990; in 1980 it was 195,998. The total population changed 24.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (129,831) included 53.3% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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