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Aitkin County, Minnesota - 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.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 9 2,593 165.19
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 3 2,350 149.71
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 6 1,072 68.29
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 5 450 28.67
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 277 17.65
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 203 12.93
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 196 12.49
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 100 6.37
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 96 6.12
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 60 3.82
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 55 3.50
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 50 3.19
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 23 1.47
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 15 0.96
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 8 0.51
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 1 0.06
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 0 0.00
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 15,697 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (7,549) included 48.1% 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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