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Steele 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 9,908 264.88
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 5 7,635 204.11
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 1,762 47.10
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 2 660 17.64
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 3 571 15.26
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 305 8.15
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 285 7.62
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 280 7.49
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 200 5.35
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 193 5.16
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 190 5.08
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 188 5.03
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 176 4.71
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 112 2.99
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 100 2.67
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 80 2.14
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 74 1.98
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 65 1.74
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 62 1.66
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 46 1.23
Mennonite Brethren Churches, U.S. Conference of Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 12 0.32
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 6 0.16
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 37,406 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (22,910) included 61.2% 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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