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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.

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Rank
2010
Rank
1990
Rank
1980
County   [Download CSV]
Percent
2010
Percent
1990
Percent
1980
30 29 16 Aitkin County, Minnesota
0.39
0.56
0.6
51 54 53 Arapahoe County, Colorado
0.01
0.01
--
7 5 14 Benson County, North Dakota
2.21
2.08
0.74
53 56 48 Benton County, Washington
--
--
0.04
49 50 50 Bergen County, New Jersey
0.03
0.05
0.02
1 1 1 Bottineau County, North Dakota
7.92
6.4
3.73
53 56 46 Brown County, South Dakota
--
--
0.06
33 35 31 Burleigh County, North Dakota
0.34
0.33
0.24
48 50 53 Burlington County, New Jersey
0.04
0.05
--
39 31 36 Calumet County, Wisconsin
0.2
0.45
0.18
36 40 41 Canyon County, Idaho
0.23
0.17
0.11
45 47 48 Cascade County, Montana
0.07
0.08
0.04
39 38 43 Cass County, North Dakota
0.2
0.19
0.09
26 22 11 Charles Mix County, South Dakota
0.51
0.91
0.82
53 53 47 Clark County, Washington
--
0.02
0.05
4 12 24 Clay County, Minnesota
5.23
1.45
0.35
8 6 6 Clearwater County, Minnesota
2.15
1.77
1.55
31 36 53 Clinton County, Iowa
0.36
0.24
--
44 34 53 Codington County, South Dakota
0.14
0.37
--
45 47 38 Cowlitz County, Washington
0.07
0.08
0.15
53 55 53 Cuyahoga County, Ohio
--
0
--
46 47 53 Dakota County, Minnesota
0.06
0.08
--
12 13 4 Deuel County, South Dakota
1.79
1.44
1.89
53 7 10 Divide County, North Dakota
--
1.72
0.89
48 42 53 Douglas County, Colorado
0.04
0.15
--
28 30 35 Douglas County, Minnesota
0.43
0.48
0.19
53 44 42 Douglas County, Wisconsin
--
0.11
0.1
27 34 32 Dunn County, Wisconsin
0.45
0.37
0.22
15 16 23 Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
1.41
1.15
0.42
53 56 51 Essex County, New Jersey
--
--
0.01
33 20 17 Faribault County, Minnesota
0.34
0.97
0.54
22 23 19 Fayette County, Iowa
0.98
0.89
0.51
32 27 25 Grand Forks County, North Dakota
0.35
0.59
0.33
3 2 2 Griggs County, North Dakota
5.33
4.09
2.72
53 56 38 Hamilton County, Iowa
--
--
0.15
50 53 49 Hartford County, Connecticut
0.02
0.02
0.03
47 44 53 Hays County, Texas
0.05
0.11
--
48 50 47 Hennepin County, Minnesota
0.04
0.05
0.05
53 33 33 Hubbard County, Minnesota
--
0.39
0.21
40 32 31 Itasca County, Minnesota
0.19
0.41
0.24
50 52 51 Jefferson County, Colorado
0.02
0.03
0.01
25 56 53 Juniata County, Pennsylvania
0.73
--
--
51 52 48 King County, Washington
0.01
0.03
0.04
51 54 50 Kings County, New York
0.01
0.01
0.02
53 21 15 Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota
--
0.95
0.68
35 49 49 Lake County, Ohio
0.26
0.06
0.03
50 50 50 Lane County, Oregon
0.02
0.05
0.02
47 51 53 Larimer County, Colorado
0.05
0.04
--
36 46 35 LaSalle County, Illinois
0.23
0.09
0.19
9 26 40 Le Sueur County, Minnesota
2.14
0.65
0.13
49 52 49 Lee County, Florida
0.03
0.03
0.03
14 17 20 Lincoln County, Minnesota
1.46
1.04
0.5
38 56 53 Litchfield County, Connecticut
0.21
--
--
52 55 52 Los Angeles County, California
0
0
0
51 54 51 Maricopa County, Arizona
0.01
0.01
0.01
48 51 47 Marion County, Oregon
0.04
0.04
0.05
53 56 33 Marshall County, Minnesota
--
--
0.21
24 56 53 McKenzie County, North Dakota
0.75
--
--
48 56 53 Mercer County, New Jersey
0.04
--
--
42 41 47 Morris County, New Jersey
0.17
0.16
0.05
50 54 50 Multnomah County, Oregon
0.02
0.01
0.02
53 48 53 Niagara County, New York
--
0.07
--
21 3 53 Norman County, Minnesota
0.99
2.83
--
37 45 53 Northampton County, Pennsylvania
0.22
0.1
--
41 38 46 Olmsted County, Minnesota
0.18
0.19
0.06
51 54 51 Orange County, California
0.01
0.01
0.01
2 4 7 Otter Tail County, Minnesota
5.72
2.33
1.49
46 51 51 Pasco County, Florida
0.06
0.04
0.01
19 15 8 Pennington County, Minnesota
1.16
1.16
1.27
5 8 9 Phillips County, Montana
3.9
1.63
1.23
53 56 50 Pierce County, Washington
--
--
0.02
53 49 47 Polk County, Minnesota
--
0.06
0.05
51 53 51 Providence County, Rhode Island
0.01
0.02
0.01
53 56 33 Renville County, Minnesota
--
--
0.21
34 37 30 Rice County, Minnesota
0.31
0.2
0.25
6 9 12 Richland County, Montana
3.08
1.56
0.78
53 25 37 Richland County, North Dakota
--
0.78
0.16
45 52 48 Richmond County, New York
0.07
0.03
0.04
50 51 49 Rockland County, New York
0.02
0.04
0.03
18 18 13 Rolette County, North Dakota
1.24
1.02
0.75
50 53 53 San Bernardino County, California
0.02
0.02
--
46 44 45 Skagit County, Washington
0.06
0.11
0.07
43 37 29 Snohomish County, Washington
0.16
0.2
0.27
53 43 47 Somerset County, New Jersey
--
0.12
0.05
53 56 51 St. Louis County, Minnesota
--
--
0.01
20 56 53 Stark County, North Dakota
1.12
--
--
13 29 53 Stutsman County, North Dakota
1.49
0.56
--
50 53 51 Suffolk County, New York
0.02
0.02
0.01
46 49 39 Thurston County, Washington
0.06
0.06
0.14
23 56 27 Todd County, Minnesota
0.79
--
0.31
12 14 3 Traill County, North Dakota
1.79
1.42
2.05
35 56 53 Union County, Pennsylvania
0.26
--
--
29 24 21 Vernon County, Wisconsin
0.4
0.81
0.46
10 10 28 Ward County, North Dakota
2.11
1.54
0.29
53 38 26 Wells County, North Dakota
--
0.19
0.32
48 50 50 Westchester County, New York
0.04
0.05
0.02
45 45 34 Whatcom County, Washington
0.07
0.1
0.2
11 56 53 Wilkin County, Minnesota
2.04
--
--
17 11 18 Williams County, North Dakota
1.27
1.47
0.53
53 19 5 Winnebago County, Iowa
--
0.99
1.76
16 28 53 Worth County, Iowa
1.29
0.58
--
53 56 22 Wright County, Iowa
--
--
0.43
44 44 44 Yellowstone County, Montana
0.14
0.11
0.08
43 39 53 Yuma County, Arizona
0.16
0.18
--


* 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]