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Polk 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 23 6,550 209.99
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 9 5,767 184.89
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 2 1,142 36.61
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 7 849 27.22
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5 809 25.94
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 450 14.43
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 244 7.82
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 222 7.12
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 196 6.28
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 3 190 6.09
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 3 190 6.09
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 103 3.30
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 84 2.69
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 74 2.37
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 68 2.18
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 56 1.80
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 31 0.99
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 7 0.22
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 0 0.00
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 31,192 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (17,032) included 54.6% 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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