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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.

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Complete List

Ranking County   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
1 Perkins County, South Dakota
187
4.76
2 Mellette County, South Dakota
86
4.02
3 Edmunds County, South Dakota
161
3.7
4 Swift County, Minnesota
290
2.7
5 Cherry County, Nebraska
128
2.03
6 Green Lake County, Wisconsin
376
2.02
7 Blue Earth County, Minnesota
1,048
1.94
8 Jackson County, Minnesota
184
1.58
9 Faulk County, South Dakota
29
1.06
10 Hamlin County, South Dakota
40
0.8
11 Jackson County, Wisconsin
130
0.78
12 Stutsman County, North Dakota
171
0.77
13 Prowers County, Colorado
91
0.68
14 Codington County, South Dakota
140
0.62
15 Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
505
0.59
16 Asotin County, Washington
98
0.56
17 Mower County, Minnesota
185
0.49
18 Iron County, Michigan
63
0.48
19 Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
414
0.46
20 Todd County, South Dakota
37
0.44
21 Becker County, Minnesota
115
0.41
22 Stevens County, Minnesota
40
0.38
23 Goodhue County, Minnesota
151
0.37
24 Clearwater County, Idaho
31
0.36
25 Marquette County, Michigan
249
0.35
26 Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska
47
0.34
27 Lexington County, South Carolina
334
0.2
27 Suwannee County, Florida
54
0.2
28 Nicollet County, Minnesota
48
0.17
28 Van Buren County, Michigan
121
0.17
29 Spokane County, Washington
552
0.15
30 Berrien County, Michigan
230
0.14
30 Brown County, South Dakota
49
0.14
30 Laramie County, Wyoming
105
0.14
31 Anoka County, Minnesota
323
0.13
31 Saginaw County, Michigan
268
0.13
32 Vernon County, Wisconsin
32
0.12
33 Dakota County, Minnesota
206
0.07
33 La Crosse County, Wisconsin
65
0.07
34 Pennington County, South Dakota
52
0.06
35 Henderson County, North Carolina
35
0.05
35 Santa Cruz County, California
124
0.05
36 Burleigh County, North Dakota
26
0.04
36 Hughes County, South Dakota
6
0.04
36 Larimer County, Colorado
76
0.04
37 Dane County, Wisconsin
99
0.03
37 Minnehaha County, South Dakota
34
0.03
37 Snohomish County, Washington
119
0.03
38 Polk County, Florida
101
0.02
39 Alameda County, California
72
0.01
39 DuPage County, Illinois
65
0.01
39 Maricopa County, Arizona
142
0.01
39 Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
71
0.01
39 Monroe County, New York
60
0.01
39 Olmsted County, Minnesota
13
0.01
39 St. Louis County, Missouri
70
0.01
40 Bernalillo County, New Mexico
15
0
40 Dallas County, Texas
74
0
40 Fairfax County, Virginia
22
0
40 Harris County, Texas
61
0
40 Sarasota County, Florida
12
0
40 Travis County, Texas
9
0
40 Wayne County, Michigan
12
0
41 Anchorage Municipality, Alaska
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41 Brown County, Minnesota
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41 Cass County, North Dakota
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41 Christian County, Illinois
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41 Cook County, Illinois
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41 Denver County, Colorado
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41 Deuel County, South Dakota
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41 Eddy County, New Mexico
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41 Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska
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41 Fairfax city, Virginia
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41 Fillmore County, Minnesota
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41 Gwinnett County, Georgia
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41 Hennepin County, Minnesota
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41 Hidalgo County, Texas
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41 Jefferson County, Colorado
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41 Kane County, Illinois
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41 King County, Washington
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41 Lafayette County, Missouri
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41 Los Angeles County, California
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41 Missoula County, Montana
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41 Nueces County, Texas
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41 Oakland County, Michigan
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41 Orange County, Florida
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41 Ottawa County, Michigan
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41 Otter Tail County, Minnesota
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41 Pierce County, Washington
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41 Quay County, New Mexico
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41 Redwood County, Minnesota
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41 San Francisco County, California
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41 Sandoval County, New Mexico
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41 Santa Clara County, California
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41 St. Louis city, Missouri
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41 Stanislaus County, California
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41 Thomas County, Nebraska
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41 Torrance County, New Mexico
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41 Tripp County, South Dakota
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41 Wexford County, Michigan
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41 Winnebago County, Wisconsin
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* 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]