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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 226 731,331 198.18
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 296 283,075 76.71
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 251 126,450 34.27
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 55 106,566 28.88
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 119 85,200 23.09
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 133 55,914 15.15
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 118 38,769 10.51
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 35 31,078 8.42
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 51 21,769 5.90
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 40 19,901 5.39
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 46 17,782 4.82
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 69 17,250 4.67
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 46 16,249 4.40
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 45 13,449 3.64
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 42 12,020 3.26
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 67 11,836 3.21
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 4 10,922 2.96
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 5 9,332 2.53
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 51 9,081 2.46
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 28 8,941 2.42
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9 6,321 1.71
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 11 6,264 1.70
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 6,100 1.65
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 5 5,831 1.58
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 77 5,273 1.43
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 7 4,851 1.31
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 4 4,618 1.25
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 4,528 1.23
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 16 4,210 1.14
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 3,900 1.06
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 14 3,601 0.98
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 14 3,275 0.89
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 15 3,099 0.84
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 4 2,780 0.75
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 2,538 0.69
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 2,100 0.57
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10 1,902 0.52
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 1,760 0.48
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 7 1,742 0.47
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 5 1,660 0.45
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,500 0.41
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 20 1,495 0.41
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 10 1,477 0.40
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 1,452 0.39
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 15 1,451 0.39
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 11 1,357 0.37
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 5 1,340 0.36
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 1,150 0.31
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 1,080 0.29
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 1,017 0.28
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 964 0.26
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 840 0.23
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 813 0.22
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 4 777 0.21
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 727 0.20
Evangelical Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 593 0.16
Reformed Church in the United States Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 551 0.15
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 6 521 0.14
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 510 0.14
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 0.14
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 6 401 0.11
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 400 0.11
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 392 0.11
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 385 0.10
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 250 0.07
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 232 0.06
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 4 203 0.06
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 160 0.04
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 0.04
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 143 0.04
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 140 0.04
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 125 0.03
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 107 0.03
Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 107 0.03
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 0.03
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 96 0.03
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 94 0.03
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 80 0.02
Ecumenical Catholic Communion Other Christians 1 72 0.02
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.01
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 38 0.01
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 33 0.01
Swedenborgian Church Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1 20 0.01
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 20 0.01
Bruderhof Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 1 5 0.00
Independent Judaism Judaism 2 0 0.00
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 2
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Orthodox Lutheran Confessional Conference Evangelical Protestant 1
Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America Evangelical Protestant 2
Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant 3
Laestadian Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant 5
Catholic Apostolic Church in North America Mainline Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6
Anglican Church in America Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 12
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 3
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 8
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 5
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 99
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 5
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 10
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 69
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 21
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 9
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 8
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 31
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 3,690,261 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,727,186) included 46.8% 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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