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Wadena 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 4 1,722 122.43
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 6 1,415 100.60
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 1,250 88.87
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 857 60.93
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 583 41.45
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 6 553 39.32
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 218 15.50
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 2 216 15.36
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 203 14.43
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 160 11.38
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 138 9.81
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 116 8.25
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 115 8.18
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 75 5.33
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 44 3.13
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 37 2.63
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 32 2.28
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 30 2.13
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 16 1.14
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 0 0.00
Laestadian Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant 1
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 14,065 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (7,780) included 55.3% 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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