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Austin, MN 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 9 8,892 222.14
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 12 8,436 210.75
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 1,280 31.98
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 6 904 22.58
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 6 702 17.54
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 578 14.44
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 325 8.12
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 170 4.25
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 160 4.00
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 156 3.90
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 151 3.77
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 140 3.50
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 121 3.02
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 110 2.75
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 106 2.65
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1 100 2.50
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 72 1.80
Schmiedeleut Hutterite Group 1 Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 1 52 1.30
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 46 1.15
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 26 0.65
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 13 0.32
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 40,029 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (22,540) included 56.3% 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

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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