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Fargo, ND-MN Metro Area - Metro Area 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 58 52,588 210.48
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 22 35,364 141.54
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 14,304 57.25
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 8 4,348 17.40
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 3,234 12.94
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 10 2,018 8.08
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 1,620 6.48
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,518 6.08
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 11 1,384 5.54
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 8 1,145 4.58
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 5 1,034 4.14
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 978 3.91
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 7 853 3.41
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 842 3.37
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 4 498 1.99
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 418 1.67
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 406 1.63
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 328 1.31
Schmiedeleut Hutterite Group 2 Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 2 253 1.01
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 251 1.00
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2 243 0.97
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 0.60
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 125 0.50
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 120 0.48
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 87 0.35
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 83 0.33
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 81 0.32
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 70 0.28
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 69 0.28
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 68 0.27
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 64 0.26
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 64 0.26
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 51 0.20
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 42 0.17
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 2 30 0.12
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 27 0.11
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 249,843 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (124,758) included 49.9% 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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