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Grand Forks 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 19 13,608 185.98
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 8 13,121 179.32
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,196 16.35
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 1,099 15.02
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 4 952 13.01
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 884 12.08
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 794 10.85
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 4 750 10.25
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 717 9.80
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 311 4.25
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 277 3.79
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 250 3.42
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 233 3.18
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 182 2.49
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 158 2.16
Schmiedeleut Hutterite Group 2 Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 1 152 2.08
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 99 1.35
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 74 1.01
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 70 0.96
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 62 0.85
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 48 0.66
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 29 0.40
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 21 0.29
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 17 0.23
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 15 0.21
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 73,170 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (35,119) included 48.0% 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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