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South Dakota - State Membership Report (2000)

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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 252 181,434 240.36
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 259 121,871 161.45
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 164 37,280 49.39
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 116 31,524 41.76
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 91 15,987 21.18
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 85 12,763 16.91
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 85 11,191 14.83
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 57 9,762 12.93
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 31 7,865 10.42
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 26 7,516 9.96
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 51 7,438 9.85
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 47 6,608 8.75
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 35 6,417 8.50
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 31 5,998 7.95
Hutterian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 54 5,400 7.15
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 23 4,306 5.70
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 14 4,297 5.69
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 15 3,634 4.81
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 2,804 3.71
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 19 2,535 3.36
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 10 2,163 2.87
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 24 2,098 2.78
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 16 2,049 2.71
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 15 1,980 2.62
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 1,518 2.01
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 9 1,363 1.81
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 24 1,328 1.76
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11 1,244 1.65
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8 1,217 1.61
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 12 1,093 1.45
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 9 1,032 1.37
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 17 1,008 1.34
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 11 895 1.19
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 708 0.94
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 706 0.94
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 699 0.93
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 605 0.80
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 362 0.48
Jewish Congregations Judaism Judaism Family 3 350 0.46
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 350 0.46
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1 350 0.46
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 337 0.45
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 268 0.36
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 222 0.29
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 191 0.25
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 163 0.22
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 138 0.18
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 3 112 0.15
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 101 0.13
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 94 0.12
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 90 0.12
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 74 0.10
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 2 74 0.10
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 65 0.09
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 50 0.07
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 50 0.07
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 39 0.05
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 33 0.04
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 27 0.04
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 10 0.01
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 0 0.00
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Reformed Baptist Church Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 754,844 in 2000. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (511,886) included 67.8% of the total population in 2000. 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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