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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. metro areas 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.

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
14 Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area
15
0
15 Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
13 Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
35
0.01
15 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
14 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
9
0
11 Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area
26
0.03
6 Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area
105
0.14
14 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
65
0
8 Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
334
0.06
15 Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
14 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
74
0
15 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
14 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
12
0
3 Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
505
0.37
15 Fairbanks, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
15 Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
2 Fond du Lac, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
414
0.46
10 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
76
0.04
15 Holland-Grand Haven, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
14 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
61
0
10 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
121
0.04
15 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
8 La Crosse, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
65
0.06
12 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
101
0.02
4 Lewiston, ID-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
98
0.19
15 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
12 Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
99
0.02
1 Mankato-North Mankato, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,096
1.33
15 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
14 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
71
0
12 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
529
0.02
15 Missoula, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
15 Modesto, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
6 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
230
0.14
14 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
12
0
15 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
15 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
13 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
142
0.01
9 Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area
52
0.05
13 Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
13
0.01
13 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
60
0.01
7 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
268
0.13
14 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
72
0
15 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
9 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
124
0.05
14 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
119
0
12 Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area
34
0.02
5 Spokane, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
552
0.15
14 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
70
0
14 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
22
0


* 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]