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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. metro areas 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 Metro Area   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
28 Aberdeen, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
8 Alexandria, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
139
0.48
23 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
255
0.04
18 Appleton, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
156
0.09
26 Austin-Round Rock, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
71
0.01
17 Bellingham, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
126
0.1
17 Billings, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
126
0.1
12 Bismarck, ND, Metropolitan Statistical Area
200
0.22
22 Boise City, ID, Metropolitan Statistical Area
157
0.05
26 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
149
0.01
24 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
101
0.03
26 Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
189
0.01
11 Clinton, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
122
0.24
25 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
252
0.02
28 Dickinson, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
25 Duluth, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
45
0.02
4 Eau Claire, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
976
0.71
22 Eugene, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
128
0.05
5 Fargo, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
922
0.6
13 Faribault-Northfield, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
98
0.2
1 Fergus Falls, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,181
2.33
23 Fort Collins, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
79
0.04
9 Grand Forks, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
437
0.42
19 Great Falls, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
61
0.08
26 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
164
0.01
6 Jamestown, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
124
0.56
28 Kennewick-Richland, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
28 Lewisburg, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
19 Longview, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
63
0.08
27 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
214
0
19 Mason City, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
46
0.08
10 Menomonie, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
133
0.37
24 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
865
0.03
3 Minot, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
890
1.32
16 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
90
0.11
26 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,532
0.01
21 Olympia-Tumwater, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
102
0.06
20 Ottawa-Peru, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
97
0.07
27 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
212
0
26 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
147
0.01
26 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
100
0.01
26 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
96
0.01
26 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
215
0.01
15 Rochester, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
204
0.13
24 Salem, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
83
0.03
21 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,415
0.06
26 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
121
0.01
28 Torrington, CT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
28 Trenton, NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
7 Wahpeton, ND-MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
142
0.55
10 Watertown, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
83
0.37
2 Williston, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
310
1.47
14 Yuma, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
196
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]