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Williston, ND 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
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 17 5,024 122.69
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 4 4,148 101.29
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4 1,840 44.93
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 1,628 39.76
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 1,253 30.60
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 368 8.99
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 1 285 6.96
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 228 5.57
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1 160 3.91
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 133 3.25
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 117 2.86
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 97 2.37
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 80 1.95
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 55 1.34
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 50 1.22
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 44 1.07
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 36 0.88
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 21 0.51
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 21 0.51
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 8 0.20
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 5 0.12
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Laestadian Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant 1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 40,950 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (15,601) included 38.1% 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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