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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.

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Rank
1990
Rank
1980
County   [Download CSV]
Percent
1990
Percent
1980
39 43 Alameda County, California
0.01
--
41 43 Anchorage Municipality, Alaska
--
--
31 43 Anoka County, Minnesota
0.13
--
16 21 Asotin County, Washington
0.56
0.47
21 17 Becker County, Minnesota
0.41
0.64
40 43 Bernalillo County, New Mexico
0
--
30 29 Berrien County, Michigan
0.14
0.21
7 4 Blue Earth County, Minnesota
1.94
2.28
41 10 Brown County, Minnesota
--
1.22
30 31 Brown County, South Dakota
0.14
0.16
36 43 Burleigh County, North Dakota
0.04
--
41 43 Cass County, North Dakota
--
--
5 5 Cherry County, Nebraska
2.03
1.95
41 43 Christian County, Illinois
--
--
24 26 Clearwater County, Idaho
0.36
0.31
14 15 Codington County, South Dakota
0.62
0.68
41 42 Cook County, Illinois
--
0
33 36 Dakota County, Minnesota
0.07
0.08
40 43 Dallas County, Texas
0
--
37 40 Dane County, Wisconsin
0.03
0.02
41 41 Denver County, Colorado
--
0.01
41 43 Deuel County, South Dakota
--
--
39 43 DuPage County, Illinois
0.01
--
15 22 Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
0.59
0.43
41 37 Eddy County, New Mexico
--
0.05
3 1 Edmunds County, South Dakota
3.7
5.21
41 43 Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska
--
--
41 43 Fairfax city, Virginia
--
--
40 43 Fairfax County, Virginia
0
--
9 8 Faulk County, South Dakota
1.06
1.32
41 43 Fillmore County, Minnesota
--
--
19 20 Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
0.46
0.54
23 24 Goodhue County, Minnesota
0.37
0.38
6 6 Green Lake County, Wisconsin
2.02
1.63
41 43 Gwinnett County, Georgia
--
--
10 19 Hamlin County, South Dakota
0.8
0.57
40 42 Harris County, Texas
0
0
35 36 Henderson County, North Carolina
0.05
0.08
41 39 Hennepin County, Minnesota
--
0.03
41 43 Hidalgo County, Texas
--
--
36 35 Hughes County, South Dakota
0.04
0.09
18 14 Iron County, Michigan
0.48
0.75
8 7 Jackson County, Minnesota
1.58
1.61
11 20 Jackson County, Wisconsin
0.78
0.54
41 43 Jefferson County, Colorado
--
--
41 43 Kane County, Illinois
--
--
26 27 Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska
0.34
0.27
41 41 King County, Washington
--
0.01
33 37 La Crosse County, Wisconsin
0.07
0.05
41 43 Lafayette County, Missouri
--
--
30 31 Laramie County, Wyoming
0.14
0.16
36 41 Larimer County, Colorado
0.04
0.01
27 28 Lexington County, South Carolina
0.2
0.25
41 43 Los Angeles County, California
--
--
39 41 Maricopa County, Arizona
0.01
0.01
25 23 Marquette County, Michigan
0.35
0.42
2 3 Mellette County, South Dakota
4.02
3.47
39 41 Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
0.01
0.01
37 43 Minnehaha County, South Dakota
0.03
--
41 38 Missoula County, Montana
--
0.04
39 43 Monroe County, New York
0.01
--
17 16 Mower County, Minnesota
0.49
0.65
28 30 Nicollet County, Minnesota
0.17
0.19
41 40 Nueces County, Texas
--
0.02
41 43 Oakland County, Michigan
--
--
39 38 Olmsted County, Minnesota
0.01
0.04
41 43 Orange County, Florida
--
--
41 43 Ottawa County, Michigan
--
--
41 38 Otter Tail County, Minnesota
--
0.04
34 43 Pennington County, South Dakota
0.06
--
1 2 Perkins County, South Dakota
4.76
4.13
41 43 Pierce County, Washington
--
--
38 37 Polk County, Florida
0.02
0.05
13 13 Prowers County, Colorado
0.68
0.8
41 32 Quay County, New Mexico
--
0.15
41 18 Redwood County, Minnesota
--
0.58
31 34 Saginaw County, Michigan
0.13
0.11
41 39 San Francisco County, California
--
0.03
41 43 Sandoval County, New Mexico
--
--
41 43 Santa Clara County, California
--
--
35 43 Santa Cruz County, California
0.05
--
40 43 Sarasota County, Florida
0
--
37 43 Snohomish County, Washington
0.03
--
29 32 Spokane County, Washington
0.15
0.15
41 40 St. Louis city, Missouri
--
0.02
39 43 St. Louis County, Missouri
0.01
--
41 43 Stanislaus County, California
--
--
22 19 Stevens County, Minnesota
0.38
0.57
12 12 Stutsman County, North Dakota
0.77
0.87
27 43 Suwannee County, Florida
0.2
--
4 43 Swift County, Minnesota
2.7
--
41 11 Thomas County, Nebraska
--
0.92
20 23 Todd County, South Dakota
0.44
0.42
41 25 Torrance County, New Mexico
--
0.35
40 42 Travis County, Texas
0
0
41 9 Tripp County, South Dakota
--
1.31
28 33 Van Buren County, Michigan
0.17
0.12
32 30 Vernon County, Wisconsin
0.12
0.19
40 42 Wayne County, Michigan
0
0
41 43 Wexford County, Michigan
--
--
41 40 Winnebago County, Wisconsin
--
0.02


* 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]