Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Metro Areas (2000) [ Counties | States ]
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The second-largest Lutheran denomination in the United States was founded in Missouri by German immigrants in 1847. Many of these immigrants had rejected the planned merger of the Lutheran and Reformed churches in Prussia.

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 Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. 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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Ranking Metro Area   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
128 Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
657
0.41
85 Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
6,587
0.95
162 Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
99
0.06
113 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,727
0.57
133 Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,642
0.36
136 Alexandria, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
461
0.32
148 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,447
0.2
108 Amarillo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,432
0.63
52 Ames, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,620
2.03
86 Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,963
0.93
133 Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
482
0.36
154 Anderson, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
234
0.14
63 Ann Arbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,897
1.52
14 Appleton, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
10,295
5.11
143 Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
913
0.25
141 Athens-Clarke County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
454
0.27
155 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,506
0.13
162 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area
150
0.06
142 Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
296
0.26
154 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
724
0.14
75 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
14,312
1.15
115 Bakersfield-Delano, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,623
0.55
109 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area
15,906
0.62
166 Bangor, ME Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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165 Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area
69
0.03
143 Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,779
0.25
39 Battle Creek, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,582
2.6
2 Bay City, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
12,357
11.22
100 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,782
0.72
125 Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
734
0.44
97 Bend, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
895
0.78
44 Billings, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,296
2.37
143 Binghamton, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
638
0.25
148 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,087
0.2
35 Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,836
2.99
126 Bloomington, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
749
0.43
26 Bloomington-Normal, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,600
3.72
104 Boise City-Nampa, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,147
0.68
159 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,066
0.09
88 Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,629
0.9
117 Bowling Green, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
555
0.53
119 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,190
0.51
121 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,246
0.48
131 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,263
0.38
55 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
21,343
1.82
158 Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
132
0.1
147 Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan Statistical Area
408
0.21
138 Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,206
0.3
108 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,768
0.63
4 Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,730
8.56
62 Carson City, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area
823
1.57
69 Casper, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area
893
1.34
17 Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
11,114
4.68
59 Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,383
1.61
163 Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
151
0.05
154 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
768
0.14
149 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,545
0.19
157 Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
192
0.11
128 Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,933
0.41
47 Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,791
2.19
58 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
152,491
1.68
111 Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,191
0.59
125 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
8,822
0.44
134 Clarksville, TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
794
0.34
138 Cleveland, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
315
0.3
60 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
34,114
1.59
50 Coeur d'Alene, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,277
2.1
118 College Station-Bryan, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
956
0.52
82 Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,387
1
67 Columbia, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,989
1.37
159 Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
580
0.09
152 Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
460
0.16
5 Columbus, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
6,006
8.41
127 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
6,785
0.42
107 Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,586
0.64
68 Corvallis, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,057
1.35
96 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,353
0.79
148 Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
205
0.2
119 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
26,266
0.51
40 Danville, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,176
2.59
155 Danville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
148
0.13
32 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
12,201
3.24
142 Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,203
0.26
119 Decatur, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
745
0.51
12 Decatur, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
6,562
5.72
140 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,255
0.28
80 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
22,369
1.04
45 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
11,169
2.32
49 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
94,954
2.13
152 Dothan, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
209
0.16
120 Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area
631
0.5
57 Dubuque, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,531
1.72
48 Duluth, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,918
2.15
158 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
428
0.1
9 Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
9,799
6.61
128 El Centro, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
578
0.41
143 El Paso, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,700
0.25
143 Elizabethtown, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
271
0.25
102 Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,283
0.7
137 Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
870
0.31
116 Eugene-Springfield, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,750
0.54
78 Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,727
1.09
96 Fairbanks, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area
652
0.79
38 Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,580
2.63
150 Farmington, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area
209
0.18
162 Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
218
0.06
120 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,744
0.5
155 Flagstaff, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
154
0.13
43 Flint, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
10,463
2.4
164 Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
75
0.04
148 Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
289
0.2
32 Fond du Lac, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,148
3.24
56 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,345
1.73
122 Fort Smith, AR-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,288
0.47
7 Fort Wayne, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
27,357
7.01
157 Fresno, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
913
0.11
140 Gadsden, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
285
0.28
123 Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,074
0.46
149 Gainesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
264
0.19
126 Glens Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
538
0.43
153 Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
168
0.15
41 Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,503
2.57
83 Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,152
0.99
78 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
8,083
1.09
66 Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,131
1.41
74 Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,095
1.16
22 Green Bay, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
11,899
4.21
152 Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,029
0.16
166 Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
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--
156 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
672
0.12
141 Gulfport-Biloxi, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area
673
0.27
152 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
349
0.16
155 Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
164
0.13
162 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
312
0.06
129 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,627
0.4
145 Hattiesburg, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area
281
0.23
40 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
8,844
2.59
36 Holland-Grand Haven, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
6,560
2.75
153 Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,343
0.15
93 Hot Springs, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area
737
0.84
157 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
219
0.11
90 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
41,071
0.87
155 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
361
0.13
136 Huntsville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,084
0.32
73 Idaho Falls, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,200
1.18
84 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
14,624
0.96
71 Iowa City, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,680
1.28
137 Ithaca, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
298
0.31
64 Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,383
1.5
154 Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area
700
0.14
133 Jackson, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
385
0.36
143 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,863
0.25
147 Jacksonville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
323
0.21
16 Janesville, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,416
4.87
34 Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,200
3
152 Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
298
0.16
161 Johnstown, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
112
0.07
139 Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area
317
0.29
76 Joplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,771
1.13
75 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,607
1.15
18 Kankakee-Bradley, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,692
4.52
54 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
34,005
1.85
89 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,695
0.88
87 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,056
0.92
161 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
196
0.07
163 Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
85
0.05
131 Knoxville, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,347
0.38
51 Kokomo, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,101
2.07
95 La Crosse, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,015
0.8
63 Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,720
1.52
155 Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
314
0.13
139 Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
567
0.29
141 Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
416
0.27
83 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,771
0.99
155 Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
606
0.13
65 Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
6,675
1.49
164 Laredo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
80
0.04
149 Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area
331
0.19
143 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,465
0.25
79 Lawrence, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,052
1.05
89 Lawton, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,016
0.88
154 Lewiston, ID-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
84
0.14
145 Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
959
0.23
130 Lima, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
428
0.39
8 Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area
18,344
6.88
105 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,065
0.67
156 Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area
126
0.12
154 Longview, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
267
0.14
135 Longview, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
308
0.33
133 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
44,189
0.36
125 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,063
0.44
123 Lubbock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,150
0.46
165 Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
61
0.03
163 Macon, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
111
0.05
166 Madera-Chowchilla, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
61 Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,915
1.58
141 Manchester-Nashua, NH Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,016
0.27
46 Manhattan, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,489
2.28
10 Mankato-North Mankato, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,569
6.5
162 Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
83
0.06
138 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,693
0.3
110 Medford, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,112
0.61
126 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,138
0.43
134 Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
706
0.34
143 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
12,576
0.25
28 Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,780
3.43
119 Midland, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
589
0.51
21 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
65,208
4.35
37 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
79,324
2.67
77 Missoula, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,058
1.1
125 Mobile, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,743
0.44
124 Modesto, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,025
0.45
150 Monroe, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
298
0.18
25 Monroe, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,529
3.79
151 Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
597
0.17
157 Morristown, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
131
0.11
141 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
281
0.27
134 Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
399
0.34
53 Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,228
1.9
148 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
391
0.2
94 Napa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,011
0.81
103 Naples-Marco Island, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,726
0.69
147 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,814
0.21
140 New Haven-Milford, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,306
0.28
104 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
9,004
0.68
141 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
50,303
0.27
13 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
8,960
5.52
110 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,600
0.61
130 Norwich-New London, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,022
0.39
119 Ocala, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,324
0.51
161 Odessa, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
85
0.07
138 Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,323
0.3
107 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,022
0.64
132 Olympia, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
776
0.37
30 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
25,385
3.31
101 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
11,724
0.71
31 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,133
3.27
156 Owensboro, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
130
0.12
107 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,827
0.64
115 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,636
0.55
121 Palm Coast, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
238
0.48
81 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,511
1.02
149 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
312
0.19
150 Pascagoula, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area
277
0.18
91 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,536
0.86
24 Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
14,281
3.89
158 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,579
0.1
116 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
17,542
0.54
145 Pine Bluff, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area
247
0.23
133 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
8,802
0.36
56 Pocatello, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,435
1.73
116 Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,720
0.54
162 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME Metropolitan Statistical Area
304
0.06
100 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
13,977
0.72
105 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,163
0.67
114 Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
940
0.56
160 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,230
0.08
163 Provo-Orem, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area
171
0.05
115 Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
785
0.55
107 Punta Gorda, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
912
0.64
23 Racine, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,361
3.9
139 Raleigh-Cary, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,336
0.29
29 Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,860
3.42
139 Redding, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
477
0.29
129 Reno-Sparks, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,357
0.4
125 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,781
0.44
127 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
13,514
0.42
159 Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
260
0.09
11 Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
9,616
5.88
86 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
9,626
0.93
42 Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,962
2.49
144 Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
215
0.24
136 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,727
0.32
6 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
17,549
8.36
110 Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,129
0.61
150 Salinas, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
707
0.18
133 Salisbury, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area
393
0.36
145 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,248
0.23
102 San Angelo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
738
0.7
103 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
11,869
0.69
122 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
13,271
0.47
135 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
13,448
0.33
139 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,972
0.29
112 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,433
0.58
141 Sandusky, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
215
0.27
110 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,429
0.61
146 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
572
0.22
135 Santa Fe, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area
428
0.33
99 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,469
0.76
150 Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
519
0.18
128 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,274
0.41
102 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
21,316
0.7
149 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
216
0.19
1 Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
18,709
16.61
142 Sherman-Denison, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
286
0.26
138 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,134
0.3
15 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,167
5.01
35 Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,591
2.99
98 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,448
0.77
163 Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
121
0.05
79 Spokane, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,390
1.05
20 Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
8,828
4.38
134 Springfield, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,298
0.34
77 Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,046
1.1
144 Springfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
345
0.24
21 St. Cloud, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,285
4.35
136 St. George, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area
288
0.32
70 St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,573
1.29
27 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
97,605
3.59
161 State College, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
100
0.07
155 Steubenville-Weirton, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
167
0.13
106 Stockton, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,715
0.66
154 Syracuse, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
931
0.14
140 Tallahassee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
892
0.28
117 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
12,744
0.53
143 Terre Haute, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
420
0.25
130 Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area
506
0.39
99 Toledo, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,038
0.76
33 Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
6,933
3.09
142 Trenton-Ewing, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area
924
0.26
119 Tucson, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,281
0.51
105 Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,730
0.67
150 Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
351
0.18
126 Tyler, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
746
0.43
92 Utica-Rome, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,564
0.85
152 Valdosta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
194
0.16
118 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,063
0.52
124 Victoria, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
499
0.45
141 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area
402
0.27
145 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,600
0.23
126 Visalia-Porterville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,582
0.43
72 Waco, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,630
1.23
109 Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
686
0.62
132 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
17,551
0.37
19 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,212
4.41
3 Wausau, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
10,936
8.69
109 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
620
0.62
105 Wichita Falls, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,017
0.67
60 Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
9,076
1.59
160 Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
210
0.08
157 Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
114
0.11
130 Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,636
0.39
154 Worcester, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,020
0.14
102 Yakima, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,560
0.7
129 York-Hanover, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,541
0.4
136 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,912
0.32
127 Yuba City, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
578
0.42
116 Yuma, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
858
0.54


* 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.

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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]