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Watertown, SD Micro 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 8 6,351 184.15
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 6 5,495 159.33
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5 2,277 66.02
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 4 1,381 40.04
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 10 670 19.43
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 571 16.56
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 460 13.34
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 372 10.79
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 369 10.70
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 330 9.57
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 219 6.35
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 209 6.06
Schmiedeleut Hutterite Group 2 Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 2 125 3.62
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 121 3.51
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 116 3.36
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 114 3.31
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 92 2.67
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 92 2.67
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 91 2.64
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 80 2.32
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 80 2.32
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 70 2.03
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 58 1.68
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 53 1.54
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 53 1.54
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 51 1.48
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 37 1.07
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 35 1.01
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 3 0.09
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 34,489 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (19,975) included 57.9% 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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