North Dakota February 06, 2017
Here Are The 10 Most Religious Counties In North Dakota
The majority of North Dakotans affiliate with a religion – almost 70 percent, in fact. The top two religions practiced here are Lutheran and Catholic, both at about a quarter of the population practicing each. We consulted with
BestPlaces.net to see exactly where the most religious places in North Dakota are based on percent of religious people per county, and here are the top 10:
10. Nelson County
Starting off our list is Nelson County. It includes towns such as Michigan City, Aneta, and Lakota, the county seat. The overall population in this county is 3,126 and a majority of those are religious in some way.
9. Hettinger County
Hettinger County ranks ninth in religion in North Dakota. The county seat is Mott, and the town of Hettinger, ND is actually in a nearby county and not this one.
8. McIntosh County
Coming in at eighth is McIntosh County, located in the south central region of the state. Ashley and Wishek are two towns within it, Ashley being the county seat.
7. Adams County
Adams County ranks seventh overall in percentage of religious population. The county was named after John Quincy Adams and it includes towns such as Bucyrus, which is where the photograph above was taken.
6. Emmons County
Sixth on this list is Emmons County, which was fully established in 1883 but technically organized in 1879, before North Dakota was even a state. Strasburg, Linton, and Hazelton are some of the towns in this county.
5. Dunn County
Dunn County ranks fifth as far as religious citizens go. It is one of the only counties in North Dakota where the county seat, Manning, is not a full incorporated city or town, but actually a census designated place. The overall population in Dunn county is 3,536.
4. Burke County
This county borders Canada in the far northwest region of North Dakota and it ranks fourth on this list. It was created much later than most counties, having been established in 1910. Some towns here include Bowbells, Flaxton, Portal, and Lignite.
3. Bowman County
We're in the top three now! Bowman County starts us off at third, having a vast majority of the county affiliating with a religion.
2. Rolette County
Second place goes to Rolette County. Almost 14,000 people live in this county and most of them practice a religion.
1. Foster County
The most religious county in North Dakota is Foster County at the top of this list. The population of 3,343 citizens who live in towns such as Carrington or Grace City.
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