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Clay 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 21 14,532 222.48
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 7 8,564 131.11
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 1,379 21.11
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 964 14.76
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 820 12.55
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 706 10.81
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 447 6.84
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 3 420 6.43
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 418 6.40
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 2 335 5.13
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 290 4.44
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 278 4.26
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 278 4.26
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 255 3.90
Schmiedeleut Hutterite Group 2 Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 1 189 2.89
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 124 1.90
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 96 1.47
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 51 0.78
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 30 0.46
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 29 0.44
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 22 0.34
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 65,318 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (30,227) included 46.3% 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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