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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.

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Rank
1990
Rank
1980
County   [Download CSV]
Percent
1990
Percent
1980
27 28 Alameda County, California
0
0.01
8 9 Baraga County, Michigan
0.53
0.72
28 30 Becker County, Minnesota
--
--
28 30 Brown County, South Dakota
--
--
28 27 Butte County, California
--
0.02
5 2 Carlton County, Minnesota
1.64
1.72
15 15 Cass County, Minnesota
0.23
0.29
23 30 Chippewa County, Michigan
0.04
--
16 13 Clark County, Washington
0.2
0.39
19 22 Clatsop County, Oregon
0.13
0.11
11 15 Codington County, South Dakota
0.31
0.29
18 19 Columbia County, Oregon
0.15
0.17
28 30 Columbia County, Washington
--
--
20 24 Cowlitz County, Washington
0.1
0.05
28 30 Franklin County, Washington
--
--
7 4 Gogebic County, Michigan
0.69
1.19
28 30 Greenville County, South Carolina
--
--
28 30 Guilford County, North Carolina
--
--
4 12 Hamlin County, South Dakota
1.81
0.46
22 25 Hennepin County, Minnesota
0.06
0.04
11 16 Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
0.31
0.26
1 1 Houghton County, Michigan
3.33
4.02
17 21 Itasca County, Minnesota
0.17
0.14
26 26 King County, Washington
0.01
0.03
21 17 Klickitat County, Washington
0.09
0.23
14 30 Lawrence County, South Dakota
0.24
--
23 30 Livingston County, Michigan
0.04
--
28 10 Logan County, North Dakota
--
0.69
27 30 Los Angeles County, California
0
--
27 29 Maricopa County, Arizona
0
0
13 11 Marquette County, Michigan
0.26
0.49
10 14 Meeker County, Minnesota
0.32
0.3
9 8 Mountrail County, North Dakota
0.43
0.81
25 23 Multnomah County, Oregon
0.02
0.06
23 25 Oakland County, Michigan
0.04
0.04
6 3 Ontonagon County, Michigan
1.21
1.23
3 5 Otter Tail County, Minnesota
1.97
1.16
25 23 Palm Beach County, Florida
0.02
0.06
12 20 Pine County, Minnesota
0.27
0.16
28 18 Renville County, Minnesota
--
0.18
24 23 Silver Bow County, Montana
0.03
0.06
22 24 St. Louis County, Minnesota
0.06
0.05
28 24 Umatilla County, Oregon
--
0.05
2 6 Wadena County, Minnesota
2.39
1.09
7 7 Wahkiakum County, Washington
0.69
0.97
28 30 Wayne County, Michigan
--
--
22 30 Worcester County, Massachusetts
0.06
--


* 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]