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Cottonwood County, Minnesota - County Membership Report (2020)

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 5 2,420 210.12
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 1,188 103.15
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 830 72.07
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 4 510 44.28
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 2 451 39.16
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 388 33.69
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 372 32.30
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 201 17.45
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 180 15.63
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 175 15.19
Hutterite Christian Communities Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 1 143 12.42
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 80 6.95
Schmiedeleut Hutterite Group 1 Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 1 57 4.95
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 50 4.34
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 16 1.39
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 11,517 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (7,061) included 61.3% of the total population in 2020. 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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