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The Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America was founded in 1900 by a group of Norwegian-American Lutherans under the leadership of the Rev. Kurt O. Lundeberg.

Using data from the 1980-2010 Religious Congregations and Membership Studies, this list ranks U.S. counties on the highest total number of adherents and the highest percent of the population in the Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.

Congregational "Adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. "Percent" is the percentage of the total population that belongs to that denomination. Note: Adherents are sometimes residents of a county different than the location of their congregation.

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Complete List

Ranking County   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
16 Aitkin County, Minnesota
80
0.6
53 Arapahoe County, Colorado
--
--
14 Benson County, North Dakota
59
0.74
48 Benton County, Washington
47
0.04
50 Bergen County, New Jersey
190
0.02
1 Bottineau County, North Dakota
345
3.73
46 Brown County, South Dakota
24
0.06
31 Burleigh County, North Dakota
134
0.24
53 Burlington County, New Jersey
--
--
36 Calumet County, Wisconsin
56
0.18
41 Canyon County, Idaho
90
0.11
48 Cascade County, Montana
30
0.04
43 Cass County, North Dakota
77
0.09
11 Charles Mix County, South Dakota
79
0.82
47 Clark County, Washington
102
0.05
24 Clay County, Minnesota
171
0.35
6 Clearwater County, Minnesota
136
1.55
53 Clinton County, Iowa
--
--
53 Codington County, South Dakota
--
--
38 Cowlitz County, Washington
119
0.15
53 Cuyahoga County, Ohio
--
--
53 Dakota County, Minnesota
--
--
4 Deuel County, South Dakota
100
1.89
10 Divide County, North Dakota
31
0.89
53 Douglas County, Colorado
--
--
35 Douglas County, Minnesota
54
0.19
42 Douglas County, Wisconsin
45
0.1
32 Dunn County, Wisconsin
76
0.22
23 Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
333
0.42
51 Essex County, New Jersey
50
0.01
17 Faribault County, Minnesota
106
0.54
19 Fayette County, Iowa
130
0.51
25 Grand Forks County, North Dakota
217
0.33
2 Griggs County, North Dakota
101
2.72
38 Hamilton County, Iowa
26
0.15
49 Hartford County, Connecticut
216
0.03
53 Hays County, Texas
--
--
47 Hennepin County, Minnesota
458
0.05
33 Hubbard County, Minnesota
29
0.21
31 Itasca County, Minnesota
104
0.24
51 Jefferson County, Colorado
33
0.01
53 Juniata County, Pennsylvania
--
--
48 King County, Washington
504
0.04
50 Kings County, New York
423
0.02
15 Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota
72
0.68
49 Lake County, Ohio
57
0.03
50 Lane County, Oregon
65
0.02
53 Larimer County, Colorado
--
--
35 LaSalle County, Illinois
208
0.19
40 Le Sueur County, Minnesota
30
0.13
49 Lee County, Florida
71
0.03
20 Lincoln County, Minnesota
41
0.5
53 Litchfield County, Connecticut
--
--
52 Los Angeles County, California
145
0
51 Maricopa County, Arizona
89
0.01
47 Marion County, Oregon
103
0.05
33 Marshall County, Minnesota
27
0.21
53 McKenzie County, North Dakota
--
--
53 Mercer County, New Jersey
--
--
47 Morris County, New Jersey
210
0.05
50 Multnomah County, Oregon
90
0.02
53 Niagara County, New York
--
--
53 Norman County, Minnesota
--
--
53 Northampton County, Pennsylvania
--
--
46 Olmsted County, Minnesota
55
0.06
51 Orange County, California
120
0.01
7 Otter Tail County, Minnesota
776
1.49
51 Pasco County, Florida
10
0.01
8 Pennington County, Minnesota
194
1.27
9 Phillips County, Montana
66
1.23
50 Pierce County, Washington
79
0.02
47 Polk County, Minnesota
16
0.05
51 Providence County, Rhode Island
65
0.01
33 Renville County, Minnesota
43
0.21
30 Rice County, Minnesota
113
0.25
12 Richland County, Montana
96
0.78
37 Richland County, North Dakota
31
0.16
48 Richmond County, New York
127
0.04
49 Rockland County, New York
66
0.03
13 Rolette County, North Dakota
91
0.75
53 San Bernardino County, California
--
--
45 Skagit County, Washington
42
0.07
29 Snohomish County, Washington
928
0.27
47 Somerset County, New Jersey
96
0.05
51 St. Louis County, Minnesota
18
0.01
53 Stark County, North Dakota
--
--
53 Stutsman County, North Dakota
--
--
51 Suffolk County, New York
162
0.01
39 Thurston County, Washington
178
0.14
27 Todd County, Minnesota
77
0.31
3 Traill County, North Dakota
197
2.05
53 Union County, Pennsylvania
--
--
21 Vernon County, Wisconsin
119
0.46
28 Ward County, North Dakota
170
0.29
26 Wells County, North Dakota
22
0.32
50 Westchester County, New York
179
0.02
34 Whatcom County, Washington
214
0.2
53 Wilkin County, Minnesota
--
--
18 Williams County, North Dakota
117
0.53
5 Winnebago County, Iowa
229
1.76
53 Worth County, Iowa
95
--
22 Wright County, Iowa
70
0.43
44 Yellowstone County, Montana
91
0.08
53 Yuma County, Arizona
--
--


* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]