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Rice 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 6 17,002 253.39
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 10 9,254 137.92
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 7 2,840 42.33
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 2,308 34.40
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 5 1,403 20.91
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 892 13.29
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 775 11.55
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 700 10.43
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 670 9.99
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 3 440 6.56
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 301 4.49
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 270 4.02
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 140 2.09
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 100 1.49
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 97 1.45
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 91 1.36
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 70 1.04
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 60 0.89
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 38 0.57
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 35 0.52
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 25 0.37
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 1 25 0.37
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 17 0.25
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 11 0.16
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 67,097 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (37,564) included 56.0% 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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