Palo Alto County, Iowa - County 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.
|Religious Bodies||Tradition||Family||Congregations||Adherents||Adherence Rate|
|Catholic Church||Catholic||Catholic Liturgical Family||3||2,166||240.77|
|United Methodist Church||Mainline Protestant||Methodist Family||4||985||109.49|
|Evangelical Lutheran Church in America||Mainline Protestant||Lutheran Family||3||892||99.16|
|Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS)||Evangelical Protestant||Lutheran Family||5||832||92.49|
|Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ||Evangelical Protestant||Lutheran Family||3||200||22.23|
|Assemblies of God, General Council of the||Evangelical Protestant||Pentecostal Family||1||35||3.89|
|Episcopal Church||Mainline Protestant||Anglican/Episcopal Family||1||11||1.22|
|Baha'i Faith||Other||Other Groups Family||0||1||0.11|
|North American Lutheran Church||Evangelical Protestant||Lutheran Family||1|
|General Association of Regular Baptist Churches||Evangelical Protestant||Baptist Family||1|
Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population
The population of this county was 8,996 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (5,122) included 56.9% 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.[More information on the data sources]