Evangelical Covenant Church Metro Areas (1980) [ Counties | States ]
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The Evangelical Covenant Church, a Swedish Pietist church, was founded in 1885 as a merger of the Swedish Lutheran Mission Synod and the Swedish Lutheran Ansgarius Synod to form the Swedish Evangelical Mission Covenant Church of America. In 1937 the "Swedish" was dropped; in 1957 the word "mission" was dropped; and in 1983 the words "of America" were dropped.

Using data from the 1980-2010 Religious Congregations and Membership Studies, this list ranks U.S. metro areas on the highest total number of adherents and the highest percent of the population in the Evangelical Covenant Church. 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 Metro Area   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
37 Aberdeen, WA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
82
0.12
46 Akron, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
223
0.03
48 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
52
0.01
48 Albuquerque, NM, Metropolitan Statistical Area
49
0.01
4 Alexandria, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
396
1.42
43 Anchorage, AK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
111
0.06
50 Ann Arbor, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
38 Ashtabula, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
114
0.11
50 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
35 Austin, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
55
0.14
50 Austin-Round Rock, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
41 Bangor, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area
111
0.08
50 Barnstable Town, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
50 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
34 Bellingham, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
158
0.15
11 Bemidji, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
192
0.62
40 Billings, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
100
0.09
50 Birmingham-Hoover, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
50 Boise City, ID, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
45 Boone, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
11
0.04
45 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,600
0.04
50 Boulder, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
23 Bradford, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
166
0.33
39 Brainerd, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
60
0.1
17 Breckenridge, CO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
41
0.46
39 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
154
0.1
43 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
500
0.06
48 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
93
0.01
50 Burlington-South Burlington, VT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
44 Butte-Silver Bow, MT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
18
0.05
10 Cadillac, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
222
0.63
35 Cedar Rapids, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
293
0.14
42 Centralia, WA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
37
0.07
33 Champaign-Urbana, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
330
0.16
50 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
42 Cheyenne, WY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.07
37 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
10,022
0.12
49 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
51
0
50 Cleveland, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
47 Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
462
0.02
50 College Station-Bryan, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
47 Colorado Springs, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
71
0.02
50 Columbia, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
49 Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
34
0
50 Concord, NH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
50 Corvallis, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
50 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
32 Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
135
0.17
31 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
739
0.18
48 Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
60
0.01
50 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
42 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
997
0.07
35 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
560
0.14
48 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
625
0.01
39 DuBois, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
87
0.1
13 Duluth, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,686
0.57
47 Eau Claire, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.02
44 Erie, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
145
0.05
20 Escanaba, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
155
0.4
48 Eugene, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.01
31 Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
196
0.18
46 Fairbanks, AK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
17
0.03
40 Fargo, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
128
0.09
26 Fort Collins, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
407
0.27
5 Fort Dodge, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
548
1.19
31 Fresno, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
923
0.18
9 Galesburg, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
536
0.87
37 Grand Forks, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
120
0.12
27 Grand Island, NE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
185
0.25
38 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
780
0.11
42 Greeley, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
87
0.07
50 Green Bay, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
39 Greenfield Town, MA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
67
0.1
50 Greensboro-High Point, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
50 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
33 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,632
0.16
29 Helena, MT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
113
0.23
50 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
50 Hilo, HI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
50 Holland, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
50 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
50 Hutchinson, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
36 Idaho Falls, ID, Metropolitan Statistical Area
112
0.13
50 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
50 Ionia, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
3 Iron Mountain, MI-WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
527
1.79
50 Jackson, WY-ID, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
8 Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,377
0.94
30 Janesville-Beloit, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
266
0.19
50 Joplin, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
37 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
335
0.12
42 Kansas City, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,001
0.07
50 Keene, NH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
45 Kennewick-Richland, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
52
0.04
50 Key West, FL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
50 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
40 Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
143
0.09
45 Lansing-East Lansing, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
156
0.04
50 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
50 Lexington-Fayette, KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
25 Lincoln, NE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
611
0.29
45 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,817
0.04
23 Ludington, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
87
0.33
47 Madison, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
95
0.02
44 Manchester-Nashua, NH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
135
0.05
41 Manhattan, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
64
0.08
18 Mankato-North Mankato, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
340
0.43
9 Marinette, WI-MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
570
0.87
39 Marion, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
68
0.1
29 Marquette, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
168
0.23
25 Mason City, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
140
0.29
46 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
77
0.03
2 McPherson, KS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
488
1.82
50 Menomonie, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
25 Merced, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
384
0.29
34 Merrill, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
39
0.15
47 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
388
0.02
48 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
111
0.01
16 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
10,533
0.47
28 Missoula, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
179
0.24
19 Modesto, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,127
0.42
21 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
243
0.38
15 Muskegon, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
752
0.48
50 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
50 Natchez, MS-LA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
39 New Castle, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
111
0.1
45 New Haven-Milford, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
309
0.04
48 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,128
0.01
35 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
236
0.14
40 North Platte, NE, Micropolitan Statistical Area
36
0.09
25 North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,011
0.29
50 Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
39 Olympia-Tumwater, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
121
0.1
30 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,231
0.19
46 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
222
0.03
28 Ottawa-Peru, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
376
0.24
22 Owatonna, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
108
0.36
45 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
233
0.04
50 Paducah, KY-IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
46 Peoria, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
113
0.03
50 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
47 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
304
0.02
49 Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
122
0
24 Plymouth, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
122
0.31
50 Portland-South Portland, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
39 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,304
0.1
40 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,239
0.09
50 Raleigh, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
14 Red Wing, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
209
0.54
49 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
70
0
25 Rochelle, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
136
0.29
25 Rochester, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
427
0.29
47 Rochester, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
236
0.02
6 Rockford, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,170
1.13
48 Rutland, VT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
6
0.01
38 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,256
0.11
42 Salem, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
176
0.07
10 Salina, KS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
348
0.63
46 Salinas, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
78
0.03
44 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
920
0.05
39 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,371
0.1
43 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
816
0.06
39 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
182
0.1
45 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
134
0.04
50 Santa Rosa, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
31 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,758
0.18
32 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
104
0.17
50 Sheboygan, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
26 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
437
0.27
33 Sioux Falls, SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
224
0.16
44 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
137
0.05
41 Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
286
0.08
43 Springfield, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
325
0.06
50 Springfield, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
33 St. Cloud, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
207
0.16
48 St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
220
0.01
32 Stockton-Lodi, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
596
0.17
7 Storm Lake, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
208
1
47 Syracuse, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
124
0.02
46 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
421
0.03
50 Toledo, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
32 Topeka, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
341
0.17
26 Torrington, CT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
427
0.27
30 Traverse City, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
169
0.19
50 Truckee-Grass Valley, CA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
45 Tucson, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
231
0.04
50 Tulsa, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
50 Urban Honolulu, HI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
46 Visalia-Porterville, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
86
0.03
12 Warren, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
280
0.59
48 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
219
0.01
50 Wenatchee, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
50 Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
47 Wichita, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
106
0.02
1 Willmar, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
977
2.66
32 Worcester, MA-CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,225
0.17
11 Worthington, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
136
0.62
26 Yakima, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
465
0.27
50 York-Hanover, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
39 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
676
0.1
50 Yuba City, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--


* 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]




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