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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 12 75,535 228.31
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 20 30,954 93.56
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 19,650 59.39
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 8,466 25.59
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 5,656 17.10
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 4,365 13.19
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
19 4,152 12.55
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 3,279 9.91
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 2,385 7.21
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,711 5.17
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 760 2.30
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 757 2.29
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 722 2.18
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 674 2.04
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 616 1.86
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 591 1.79
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 568 1.72
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 529 1.60
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 443 1.34
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 431 1.30
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 421 1.27
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 330 1.00
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 270 0.82
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 224 0.68
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 135 0.41
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 116 0.35
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 84 0.25
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 74 0.22
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 72 0.22
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 71 0.21
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.18
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 41 0.12
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.08
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 169 164,167  

The population of Anoka County, Minnesota was 330,844 in 2010; in 2000 it was 298,084. The total population changed 11.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (164,167) included 49.6% 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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