Nelson 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.
|Religious Bodies||Tradition||Family||Congregations||Adherents||Adherence Rate|
|Evangelical Lutheran Church in America||Mainline Protestant||Lutheran Family||12||2,034||674.63|
|Catholic Church||Catholic||Catholic Liturgical Family||4||624||206.97|
|Non-denominational Christian Churches||Evangelical Protestant||Other Groups Family||1||80||26.53|
|United Church of Christ||Mainline Protestant||Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family||1||60||19.90|
|Association of Free Lutheran Congregations||Evangelical Protestant||Lutheran Family||1||36||11.94|
|Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS)||Evangelical Protestant||Lutheran Family||1||24||7.96|
Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population
The population of this county was 3,015 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,858) included 94.8% 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 https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.
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.[More information on the data sources]