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Anoka 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 10 73,693 202.52
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 18 22,730 62.46
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 15 16,109 44.27
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 6 11,904 32.71
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 10 6,149 16.90
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 19 5,570 15.31
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 3,590 9.87
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 10 2,655 7.30
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 2,383 6.55
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,461 4.01
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 5 1,310 3.60
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 7 1,015 2.79
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 940 2.58
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 9 836 2.30
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 647 1.78
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 516 1.42
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 479 1.32
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 306 0.84
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 303 0.83
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 285 0.78
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 255 0.70
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 227 0.62
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 171 0.47
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 147 0.40
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 83 0.23
Evangelical Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 52 0.14
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.14
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 40 0.11
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 4
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 7
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 13
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 363,887 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (153,906) included 42.3% 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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