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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
1 Bottineau County, North Dakota
509
7.92
2 Otter Tail County, Minnesota
3,276
5.72
3 Griggs County, North Dakota
129
5.33
4 Clay County, Minnesota
3,083
5.23
5 Phillips County, Montana
166
3.9
6 Richland County, Montana
300
3.08
7 Benson County, North Dakota
147
2.21
8 Clearwater County, Minnesota
187
2.15
9 Le Sueur County, Minnesota
594
2.14
10 Ward County, North Dakota
1,302
2.11
11 Wilkin County, Minnesota
134
2.04
12 Deuel County, South Dakota
78
1.79
12 Traill County, North Dakota
145
1.79
13 Stutsman County, North Dakota
315
1.49
14 Lincoln County, Minnesota
86
1.46
15 Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
1,391
1.41
16 Worth County, Iowa
98
1.29
17 Williams County, North Dakota
285
1.27
18 Rolette County, North Dakota
173
1.24
19 Pennington County, Minnesota
162
1.16
20 Stark County, North Dakota
272
1.12
21 Norman County, Minnesota
68
0.99
22 Fayette County, Iowa
205
0.98
23 Todd County, Minnesota
197
0.79
24 McKenzie County, North Dakota
48
0.75
25 Juniata County, Pennsylvania
181
0.73
26 Charles Mix County, South Dakota
47
0.51
27 Dunn County, Wisconsin
199
0.45
28 Douglas County, Minnesota
155
0.43
29 Vernon County, Wisconsin
120
0.4
30 Aitkin County, Minnesota
63
0.39
31 Clinton County, Iowa
176
0.36
32 Grand Forks County, North Dakota
236
0.35
33 Burleigh County, North Dakota
280
0.34
33 Faribault County, Minnesota
49
0.34
34 Rice County, Minnesota
200
0.31
35 Lake County, Ohio
602
0.26
35 Union County, Pennsylvania
116
0.26
36 Canyon County, Idaho
435
0.23
36 LaSalle County, Illinois
260
0.23
37 Northampton County, Pennsylvania
668
0.22
38 Litchfield County, Connecticut
395
0.21
39 Calumet County, Wisconsin
100
0.2
39 Cass County, North Dakota
297
0.2
40 Itasca County, Minnesota
84
0.19
41 Olmsted County, Minnesota
256
0.18
42 Morris County, New Jersey
846
0.17
43 Snohomish County, Washington
1,170
0.16
43 Yuma County, Arizona
320
0.16
44 Codington County, South Dakota
37
0.14
44 Yellowstone County, Montana
201
0.14
45 Cascade County, Montana
57
0.07
45 Cowlitz County, Washington
69
0.07
45 Richmond County, New York
331
0.07
45 Whatcom County, Washington
134
0.07
46 Dakota County, Minnesota
230
0.06
46 Pasco County, Florida
266
0.06
46 Skagit County, Washington
68
0.06
46 Thurston County, Washington
147
0.06
47 Hays County, Texas
72
0.05
47 Larimer County, Colorado
138
0.05
48 Burlington County, New Jersey
179
0.04
48 Douglas County, Colorado
105
0.04
48 Hennepin County, Minnesota
428
0.04
48 Marion County, Oregon
121
0.04
48 Mercer County, New Jersey
141
0.04
48 Westchester County, New York
352
0.04
49 Bergen County, New Jersey
271
0.03
49 Lee County, Florida
205
0.03
50 Hartford County, Connecticut
204
0.02
50 Jefferson County, Colorado
98
0.02
50 Lane County, Oregon
60
0.02
50 Multnomah County, Oregon
122
0.02
50 Rockland County, New York
54
0.02
50 San Bernardino County, California
420
0.02
50 Suffolk County, New York
289
0.02
51 Arapahoe County, Colorado
50
0.01
51 King County, Washington
270
0.01
51 Kings County, New York
368
0.01
51 Maricopa County, Arizona
271
0.01
51 Orange County, California
180
0.01
51 Providence County, Rhode Island
82
0.01
52 Los Angeles County, California
70
0
53 Benton County, Washington
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53 Brown County, South Dakota
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53 Clark County, Washington
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53 Cuyahoga County, Ohio
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53 Divide County, North Dakota
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53 Douglas County, Wisconsin
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53 Essex County, New Jersey
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53 Hamilton County, Iowa
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53 Hubbard County, Minnesota
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53 Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota
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53 Marshall County, Minnesota
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53 Niagara County, New York
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53 Pierce County, Washington
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53 Polk County, Minnesota
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53 Renville County, Minnesota
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53 Richland County, North Dakota
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53 Somerset County, New Jersey
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53 St. Louis County, Minnesota
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53 Wells County, North Dakota
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53 Winnebago County, Iowa
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53 Wright 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]