'Nones' in the Twin Cities

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Muslims and Nones gaining share

Muslims and Nones (no religion) are growing faster than Twin Cities population, and Christians are falling behind.

(Evangelicals graphed here; Catholics and mainline falling even faster)


'Nones' Squeezing Out Evangelicals in Twin Cities

Twin Cities church facts in charts and tables, where you see and understand the whole church of the Twin Cities.


Statistics 4 – Muslims and Nones

Immigrants by country

There are 967,000 first and second generation immigrants in the Twin Cities (28% of population).

Devout Muslims

About a third of Muslims are devout and two-thirds are cultural only (don't pray five times a day, don't go to Mosque, etc.)

Muslims in the Twin Cities

Evangelicals in serious decline generation-by-generation

Nones are squeezing out Evangelicals in the Twin Cities population,
and there is no end in sight. A consistent trend for over 100 years.

(Evangelicals graphed here; Catholics and mainline falling even faster)

Evangelicals decline

These are findings from a massive religious survey of over 100,000 respondents, showing that the rapid decline of evangelical adherents and influence in occurring all across the United States

Percent of United States population

Muslim Population

Muslims now account for about 5% of Twin Cities population, compared to 1% of U.S. population

Muslims by Ethnic Group

Approximately half of Muslims in Twin Cities are Somali and half from 46 other countries, 182,000 Muslims in total.

Mosques by Year

First mosque in Twin Cities was in 1967. By 2000 there were 44. Now there are 151.


Since 2000, more than 6,000 people (all faiths or none) have converted to Islam. Only about 175 Muslims have converted to Christianity.

Mosques by City

Minneapolis, St Paul, Burnsville, Eden Prairie have the most mosques


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