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Crow Wing County (Minnesota)

Religious Traditions, 2010

9,073 13,487 10,751 587 28,602
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 16,418 297.97
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 11,188 203.05
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 2,664 48.35
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,157 21.00
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 1,082 19.64
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 808 14.66
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 639 11.60
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 577 10.47
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 464 8.42
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 392 7.11
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 331 6.01
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 295 5.35
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 231 4.19
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 227 4.12
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 224 4.07
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 212 3.85
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 150 2.72
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 149 2.70
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 144 2.61
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 111 2.01
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 102 1.85
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 77 1.40
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 64 1.16
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 44 0.80
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 25 0.45
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 22 0.40
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 11 0.20
Totals: 69 37,808  

The population of Crow Wing County, Minnesota was 55,099 in 2000; in 1990 it was 44,249. The total population changed 24.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (37,808) included 68.6% of the total population in 2000.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at for those who are interested in these trends.


2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.

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