Evangelical Covenant Church Metro Areas (2000) [ 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
43 Aberdeen, WA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
125
0.19
54 Akron, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
554
0.08
62 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
39
0
63 Albuquerque, NM, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
3 Alexandria, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
636
1.94
34 Anchorage, AK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
954
0.3
63 Ann Arbor, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
50 Ashtabula, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
127
0.12
61 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
241
0.01
63 Austin, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
63 Austin-Round Rock, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
55 Bangor, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area
103
0.07
50 Barnstable Town, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
272
0.12
63 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
46 Bellingham, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
266
0.16
5 Bemidji, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
523
1.32
63 Billings, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
63 Birmingham-Hoover, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
63 Boise City, ID, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
63 Boone, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
59 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,225
0.03
42 Boulder, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
580
0.2
29 Bradford, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
181
0.39
53 Brainerd, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
77
0.09
63 Breckenridge, CO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
51 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
247
0.11
58 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
355
0.04
61 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
121
0.01
55 Burlington-South Burlington, VT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
142
0.07
63 Butte-Silver Bow, MT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
33 Cadillac, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
139
0.31
63 Cedar Rapids, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
56 Centralia, WA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
43
0.06
50 Champaign-Urbana, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
242
0.12
60 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
386
0.02
63 Cheyenne, WY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
47 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
13,840
0.15
61 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
155
0.01
34 Cleveland, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
121
0.3
61 Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
307
0.01
59 College Station-Bryan, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
53
0.03
56 Colorado Springs, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
329
0.06
63 Columbia, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
60 Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
311
0.02
56 Concord, NH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
75
0.06
63 Corvallis, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
62 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
211
0
43 Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
273
0.19
45 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
634
0.17
62 Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
11
0
63 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
45 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,621
0.17
50 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
593
0.12
60 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,105
0.02
47 DuBois, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
129
0.15
8 Duluth, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,646
0.96
63 Eau Claire, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
59 Erie, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
72
0.03
23 Escanaba, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
184
0.48
54 Eugene, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
257
0.08
45 Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
216
0.17
40 Fairbanks, AK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
191
0.23
56 Fargo, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
110
0.06
10 Fort Collins, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,984
0.79
7 Fort Dodge, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
411
1.02
50 Fresno, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
969
0.12
14 Galesburg, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
379
0.68
25 Grand Forks, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
430
0.44
43 Grand Island, NE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
150
0.19
43 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,758
0.19
50 Greeley, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
221
0.12
60 Green Bay, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
61
0.02
57 Greenfield Town, MA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
39
0.05
52 Greensboro-High Point, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
640
0.1
63 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
45 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,933
0.17
35 Helena, MT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
189
0.29
61 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
47
0.01
63 Hilo, HI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
28 Holland, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
419
0.4
61 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
541
0.01
22 Hutchinson, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
172
0.49
63 Idaho Falls, ID, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
61 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
152
0.01
19 Ionia, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
345
0.56
4 Iron Mountain, MI-WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
620
1.9
39 Jackson, WY-ID, Micropolitan Statistical Area
58
0.24
9 Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,224
0.88
52 Janesville-Beloit, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
148
0.1
63 Joplin, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
47 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
483
0.15
47 Kansas City, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,671
0.15
41 Keene, NH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
154
0.21
53 Kennewick-Richland, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
168
0.09
52 Key West, FL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
77
0.1
60 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
73
0.02
21 Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
918
0.51
59 Lansing-East Lansing, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
129
0.03
63 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
60 Lexington-Fayette, KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
76
0.02
43 Lincoln, NE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
505
0.19
55 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
8,373
0.07
31 Ludington, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
98
0.35
59 Madison, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
146
0.03
43 Manchester-Nashua, NH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
722
0.19
51 Manhattan, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
87
0.11
12 Mankato-North Mankato, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
622
0.73
16 Marinette, WI-MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
450
0.65
63 Marion, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
35 Marquette, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
189
0.29
20 Mason City, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
290
0.53
58 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
217
0.04
1 McPherson, KS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,128
3.82
63 Menomonie, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
39 Merced, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
507
0.24
51 Merrill, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
34
0.11
59 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,405
0.03
61 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
108
0.01
26 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
13,025
0.43
63 Missoula, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
30 Modesto, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,589
0.36
16 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
672
0.65
15 Muskegon, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,125
0.66
63 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
63 Natchez, MS-LA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
51 New Castle, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
101
0.11
60 New Haven-Milford, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
177
0.02
61 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,291
0.01
47 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
237
0.15
53 North Platte, NE, Micropolitan Statistical Area
31
0.09
46 North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
964
0.16
31 Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,856
0.35
27 Olympia-Tumwater, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
874
0.42
40 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,762
0.23
59 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
486
0.03
36 Ottawa-Peru, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
414
0.27
37 Owatonna, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
87
0.26
55 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
557
0.07
63 Paducah, KY-IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
59 Peoria, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
105
0.03
63 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
60 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
777
0.02
61 Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
128
0.01
36 Plymouth, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
122
0.27
60 Portland-South Portland, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area
115
0.02
44 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,472
0.18
52 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,526
0.1
60 Raleigh, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
134
0.02
18 Red Wing, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
275
0.62
63 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
31 Rochelle, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
178
0.35
33 Rochester, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
572
0.31
61 Rochester, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
97
0.01
11 Rockford, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,380
0.74
63 Rutland, VT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
24 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
8,423
0.47
51 Salem, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
395
0.11
6 Salina, KS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
738
1.23
61 Salinas, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
57
0.01
57 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,506
0.05
46 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
6,407
0.16
58 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
616
0.04
53 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
229
0.09
31 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,414
0.35
42 Santa Rosa, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
895
0.2
41 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
6,525
0.21
52 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
110
0.1
63 Sheboygan, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
33 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
522
0.31
32 Sioux Falls, SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
605
0.32
58 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
140
0.04
57 Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
229
0.05
49 Springfield, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
772
0.13
58 Springfield, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
142
0.04
40 St. Cloud, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
382
0.23
61 St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
134
0.01
48 Stockton-Lodi, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
768
0.14
9 Storm Lake, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
180
0.88
55 Syracuse, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
428
0.07
60 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
498
0.02
63 Toledo, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
43 Topeka, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
433
0.19
35 Torrington, CT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
524
0.29
47 Traverse City, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
193
0.15
52 Truckee-Grass Valley, CA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
88
0.1
58 Tucson, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
298
0.04
50 Tulsa, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
996
0.12
62 Urban Honolulu, HI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
57 Visalia-Porterville, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
169
0.05
13 Warren, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
309
0.7
62 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
213
0
63 Wenatchee, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
63 Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
61 Wichita, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
57
0.01
2 Willmar, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
913
2.22
46 Worcester, MA-CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,364
0.16
17 Worthington, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
134
0.64
38 Yakima, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
547
0.25
63 York-Hanover, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
55 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
439
0.07
63 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]