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Barnes County, North Dakota - 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 12 3,522 324.52
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 6 1,625 149.73
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 571 52.61
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 2 462 42.57
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 363 33.45
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 161 14.83
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1 150 13.82
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 146 13.45
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 133 12.25
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 75 6.91
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 20 1.84
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 16 1.47
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 14 1.29
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 1 0.09
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 10,853 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (7,259) included 66.9% 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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