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The Apostolic Lutheran Church of America is a Finnish-American church founded in 1872 as the Solomon Korteniemi Lutheran Society. In 1929 it was incorporated as the Finnish Apostolic Lutheran Church in America. It adopted its present name in 1962.

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 Apostolic Lutheran Church 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
1 Houghton County, Michigan
1,181
3.33
2 Wadena County, Minnesota
314
2.39
3 Otter Tail County, Minnesota
1,000
1.97
4 Hamlin County, South Dakota
90
1.81
5 Carlton County, Minnesota
479
1.64
6 Ontonagon County, Michigan
107
1.21
7 Gogebic County, Michigan
125
0.69
7 Wahkiakum County, Washington
23
0.69
8 Baraga County, Michigan
42
0.53
9 Mountrail County, North Dakota
30
0.43
10 Meeker County, Minnesota
67
0.32
11 Codington County, South Dakota
70
0.31
11 Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
1,030
0.31
12 Pine County, Minnesota
57
0.27
13 Marquette County, Michigan
182
0.26
14 Lawrence County, South Dakota
50
0.24
15 Cass County, Minnesota
50
0.23
16 Clark County, Washington
480
0.2
17 Itasca County, Minnesota
70
0.17
18 Columbia County, Oregon
55
0.15
19 Clatsop County, Oregon
44
0.13
20 Cowlitz County, Washington
80
0.1
21 Klickitat County, Washington
15
0.09
22 Hennepin County, Minnesota
595
0.06
22 St. Louis County, Minnesota
123
0.06
22 Worcester County, Massachusetts
400
0.06
23 Chippewa County, Michigan
15
0.04
23 Livingston County, Michigan
52
0.04
23 Oakland County, Michigan
450
0.04
24 Silver Bow County, Montana
10
0.03
25 Multnomah County, Oregon
98
0.02
25 Palm Beach County, Florida
154
0.02
26 King County, Washington
155
0.01
27 Alameda County, California
59
0
27 Los Angeles County, California
30
0
27 Maricopa County, Arizona
30
0
28 Becker County, Minnesota
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28 Brown County, South Dakota
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28 Butte County, California
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28 Columbia County, Washington
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28 Franklin County, Washington
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28 Greenville County, South Carolina
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28 Guilford County, North Carolina
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28 Logan County, North Dakota
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28 Renville County, Minnesota
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28 Umatilla County, Oregon
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28 Wayne County, Michigan
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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]