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The Church of the Lutheran Confession was organized in 1960 at Watertown, South Dakota, by congregations and clergy who had formerly belonged to the various Lutheran denominations that had comprised the Synodical Conference, a Lutheran ecumenical body. With the loss of doctrinal unity within the conference, they felt compelled to leave.

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 Confession. 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.

[ More information on the data source ]

Complete List

Ranking County   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
43 Alameda County, California
--
--
43 Anchorage Municipality, Alaska
--
--
43 Anoka County, Minnesota
--
--
21 Asotin County, Washington
79
0.47
17 Becker County, Minnesota
187
0.64
43 Bernalillo County, New Mexico
--
--
29 Berrien County, Michigan
363
0.21
4 Blue Earth County, Minnesota
1,191
2.28
10 Brown County, Minnesota
350
1.22
31 Brown County, South Dakota
60
0.16
43 Burleigh County, North Dakota
--
--
43 Cass County, North Dakota
--
--
5 Cherry County, Nebraska
132
1.95
43 Christian County, Illinois
--
--
26 Clearwater County, Idaho
32
0.31
15 Codington County, South Dakota
142
0.68
42 Cook County, Illinois
63
0
36 Dakota County, Minnesota
146
0.08
43 Dallas County, Texas
--
--
40 Dane County, Wisconsin
76
0.02
41 Denver County, Colorado
28
0.01
43 Deuel County, South Dakota
--
--
43 DuPage County, Illinois
--
--
22 Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
336
0.43
37 Eddy County, New Mexico
22
0.05
1 Edmunds County, South Dakota
269
5.21
43 Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska
--
--
43 Fairfax city, Virginia
--
--
43 Fairfax County, Virginia
--
--
8 Faulk County, South Dakota
44
1.32
43 Fillmore County, Minnesota
--
--
20 Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
477
0.54
24 Goodhue County, Minnesota
147
0.38
6 Green Lake County, Wisconsin
300
1.63
43 Gwinnett County, Georgia
--
--
19 Hamlin County, South Dakota
30
0.57
42 Harris County, Texas
114
0
36 Henderson County, North Carolina
46
0.08
39 Hennepin County, Minnesota
267
0.03
43 Hidalgo County, Texas
--
--
35 Hughes County, South Dakota
13
0.09
14 Iron County, Michigan
102
0.75
7 Jackson County, Minnesota
220
1.61
20 Jackson County, Wisconsin
91
0.54
43 Jefferson County, Colorado
--
--
43 Kane County, Illinois
--
--
27 Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska
31
0.27
41 King County, Washington
133
0.01
37 La Crosse County, Wisconsin
41
0.05
43 Lafayette County, Missouri
--
--
31 Laramie County, Wyoming
110
0.16
41 Larimer County, Colorado
11
0.01
28 Lexington County, South Carolina
344
0.25
43 Los Angeles County, California
--
--
41 Maricopa County, Arizona
114
0.01
23 Marquette County, Michigan
314
0.42
3 Mellette County, South Dakota
78
3.47
41 Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
114
0.01
43 Minnehaha County, South Dakota
--
--
38 Missoula County, Montana
33
0.04
43 Monroe County, New York
--
--
16 Mower County, Minnesota
262
0.65
30 Nicollet County, Minnesota
52
0.19
40 Nueces County, Texas
67
0.02
43 Oakland County, Michigan
--
--
38 Olmsted County, Minnesota
35
0.04
43 Orange County, Florida
--
--
43 Ottawa County, Michigan
--
--
38 Otter Tail County, Minnesota
20
0.04
43 Pennington County, South Dakota
--
--
2 Perkins County, South Dakota
194
4.13
43 Pierce County, Washington
--
--
37 Polk County, Florida
169
0.05
13 Prowers County, Colorado
105
0.8
32 Quay County, New Mexico
16
0.15
18 Redwood County, Minnesota
112
0.58
34 Saginaw County, Michigan
252
0.11
39 San Francisco County, California
187
0.03
43 Sandoval County, New Mexico
--
--
43 Santa Clara County, California
--
--
43 Santa Cruz County, California
--
--
43 Sarasota County, Florida
--
--
43 Snohomish County, Washington
--
--
32 Spokane County, Washington
521
0.15
40 St. Louis city, Missouri
74
0.02
43 St. Louis County, Missouri
--
--
43 Stanislaus County, California
--
--
19 Stevens County, Minnesota
65
0.57
12 Stutsman County, North Dakota
210
0.87
43 Suwannee County, Florida
--
--
43 Swift County, Minnesota
--
--
11 Thomas County, Nebraska
9
0.92
23 Todd County, South Dakota
31
0.42
25 Torrance County, New Mexico
26
0.35
42 Travis County, Texas
20
0
9 Tripp County, South Dakota
95
1.31
33 Van Buren County, Michigan
81
0.12
30 Vernon County, Wisconsin
50
0.19
42 Wayne County, Michigan
26
0
43 Wexford County, Michigan
--
--
40 Winnebago County, Wisconsin
22
0.02


* 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]