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The American Association of Lutheran Churches was formed by conservative Lutheran ministers and lay people who did not wish to participate in the merger that created the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 1988.

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 American Association of Lutheran Churches. 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
2 Williams County, North Dakota
1,461
6.91
22 St. Louis County, Minnesota
687
0.35
7 Kendall County, Illinois
636
1.61
33 Multnomah County, Oregon
631
0.11
43 Los Angeles County, California
621
0.01
1 Mountrail County, North Dakota
587
8.36
31 Douglas County, Nebraska
572
0.14
10 Chippewa County, Wisconsin
550
1.05
39 Hennepin County, Minnesota
548
0.05
4 Lake County, South Dakota
470
4.45
25 Scott County, Iowa
427
0.28
23 Black Hawk County, Iowa
424
0.34
20 Story County, Iowa
402
0.54
9 Iroquois County, Illinois
388
1.26
13 Marinette County, Wisconsin
355
0.88
40 Marion County, Indiana
351
0.04
38 Ramsey County, Minnesota
300
0.06
43 Orange County, California
261
0.01
15 Polk County, Wisconsin
260
0.75
41 DuPage County, Illinois
246
0.03
35 Adams County, Colorado
242
0.09
5 Richland County, Montana
237
2.21
24 Grand Forks County, North Dakota
204
0.29
6 Pocahontas County, Iowa
197
2.07
30 Hampton city, Virginia
195
0.15
3 Burke County, North Dakota
166
5.53
44 Cook County, Illinois
163
0
11 Faribault County, Minnesota
154
0.91
38 Marion County, Oregon
142
0.06
39 Seminole County, Florida
142
0.05
9 Marshall County, Minnesota
139
1.26
17 Buchanan County, Iowa
127
0.61
41 Stanislaus County, California
126
0.03
28 Sutter County, California
126
0.2
14 Dodge County, Minnesota
122
0.78
34 Yellowstone County, Montana
116
0.1
13 Winnebago County, Iowa
107
0.88
18 Jackson County, Wisconsin
98
0.59
43 Nassau County, New York
97
0.01
37 Rock County, Wisconsin
94
0.07
26 Beltrami County, Minnesota
88
0.26
28 Barron County, Wisconsin
83
0.2
29 Otter Tail County, Minnesota
81
0.16
16 Stevens County, Minnesota
77
0.72
32 Ward County, North Dakota
77
0.13
26 Pike County, Pennsylvania
72
0.26
19 Cottonwood County, Minnesota
70
0.55
44 King County, Washington
68
0
39 Carroll County, Maryland
65
0.05
21 Hancock County, Iowa
64
0.51
25 Fayette County, Iowa
62
0.28
36 Benton County, Oregon
60
0.08
12 Kittson County, Minnesota
52
0.9
31 Mecosta County, Michigan
52
0.14
31 Polk County, Minnesota
47
0.14
8 Divide County, North Dakota
45
1.55
43 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
42
0.01
42 San Luis Obispo County, California
39
0.02
43 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
37
0.01
22 Sierra County, New Mexico
35
0.35
33 Alpena County, Michigan
34
0.11
34 Freeborn County, Minnesota
33
0.1
36 Goodhue County, Minnesota
31
0.08
43 Johnson County, Kansas
28
0.01
27 Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota
22
0.25
44 Maricopa County, Arizona
10
0
45 Bernalillo County, New Mexico
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45 Bracken County, Kentucky
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45 Bremer County, Iowa
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45 Campbell County, Wyoming
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45 Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
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45 Clark County, Nevada
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45 Clark County, Washington
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45 Cumberland County, North Carolina
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45 Defiance County, Ohio
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45 Ellis County, Kansas
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45 Henry County, Ohio
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45 Highlands County, Florida
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45 Ida County, Iowa
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45 Kern County, California
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45 Kitsap County, Washington
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45 Macomb County, Michigan
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45 Macon County, North Carolina
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45 Miami County, Ohio
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45 Montgomery County, Maryland
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45 Morton County, North Dakota
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45 Navajo County, Arizona
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45 Outagamie County, Wisconsin
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45 Pinal County, Arizona
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45 Sacramento County, California
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45 San Diego County, California
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45 Seward County, Nebraska
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45 Tama County, Iowa
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45 Toole County, Montana
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45 Volusia County, Florida
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45 Washington County, Colorado
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45 Washington County, Iowa
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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]