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Otter Tail County, Minnesota - County Membership Report (1990)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 41 16,745 330.18
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 14 7,552 148.91
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 21 7,432 146.55
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 10 2,058 40.58
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 1,181 23.29
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 1,000 19.72
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 6 933 18.40
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 835 16.46
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 681 13.43
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 624 12.30
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 256 5.05
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 179 3.53
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 178 3.51
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 150 2.96
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 138 2.72
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 130 2.56
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 112 2.21
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 81 1.60
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 67 1.32
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 61 1.20
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 35 0.69
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 24 0.47
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 50,714 in 1990. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (40,452) included 79.8% of the total population in 1990. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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