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South Dakota - State 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 189 132,805 149.78
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 205 97,189 109.61
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 281 63,992 72.17
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 107 27,410 30.91
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 33 27,042 30.50
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 145 25,345 28.58
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 30 10,610 11.97
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 44 9,630 10.86
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 66 9,297 10.49
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 50 9,192 10.37
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 28 7,769 8.76
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 74 7,447 8.40
Schmiedeleut Hutterite Group 2 Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 59 7,037 7.94
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 73 7,036 7.94
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 42 5,158 5.82
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 34 4,985 5.62
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 26 4,180 4.71
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 56 3,683 4.15
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 28 3,398 3.83
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 14 3,387 3.82
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 20 1,990 2.24
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 18 1,677 1.89
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 10 1,489 1.68
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 1,400 1.58
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 1,392 1.57
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 6 1,269 1.43
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 13 1,235 1.39
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 1,229 1.39
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 13 1,190 1.34
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 8 1,123 1.27
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 24 1,114 1.26
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 3 978 1.10
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10 929 1.05
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 734 0.83
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 8 713 0.80
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 690 0.78
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 5 535 0.60
Schmiedeleut Hutterite Group 1 Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 5 530 0.60
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 500 0.56
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 466 0.53
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 4 465 0.52
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 336 0.38
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 330 0.37
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 320 0.36
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 238 0.27
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 207 0.23
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 190 0.21
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 2 177 0.20
Nationwide Fellowship Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 142 0.16
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 130 0.15
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 124 0.14
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 110 0.12
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 81 0.09
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 80 0.09
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 67 0.08
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 2 67 0.08
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 64 0.07
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 30 0.03
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 24 0.03
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 22 0.02
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 17 0.02
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 15 0.02
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 13 0.01
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 2 0.00
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Orthodox Lutheran Confessional Conference Evangelical Protestant 1
Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant 3
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 3
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Remnant: Charity Ministries and related Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 15
Berean Fellowship of Churches Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 10
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 18
Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 17
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 21
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 886,667 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (491,026) included 55.4% 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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