Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Metro Areas (2010) [ Counties | States ]
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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
31 Aberdeen, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Alexandria, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
155
0.43
22 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
668
0.08
26 Appleton, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
100
0.04
30 Austin-Round Rock, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
72
0
23 Bellingham, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
134
0.07
20 Billings, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
201
0.13
14 Bismarck, ND, Metropolitan Statistical Area
280
0.24
23 Boise City, ID, Metropolitan Statistical Area
435
0.07
31 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
27 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
205
0.03
27 Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
602
0.03
11 Clinton, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
176
0.36
29 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
253
0.01
6 Dickinson, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
272
1.12
31 Duluth, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
7 Eau Claire, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,391
0.86
28 Eugene, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
60
0.02
3 Fargo, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,380
1.62
12 Faribault-Northfield, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
200
0.31
1 Fergus Falls, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
3,276
5.72
25 Fort Collins, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
138
0.05
14 Grand Forks, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
236
0.24
23 Great Falls, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
57
0.07
28 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
204
0.02
4 Jamestown, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
315
1.49
31 Kennewick-Richland, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
13 Lewisburg, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
116
0.26
23 Longview, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
69
0.07
30 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
250
0
16 Mason City, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
98
0.19
9 Menomonie, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
199
0.45
26 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,252
0.04
2 Minot, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,302
1.87
24 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
68
0.06
29 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,511
0.01
24 Olympia-Tumwater, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
147
0.06
17 Ottawa-Peru, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
260
0.17
30 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
179
0
29 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
271
0.01
29 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
122
0.01
29 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
82
0.01
29 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
420
0.01
21 Rochester, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
256
0.12
27 Salem, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
121
0.03
26 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,440
0.04
29 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
266
0.01
15 Torrington, CT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
395
0.21
26 Trenton, NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
141
0.04
8 Wahpeton, ND-MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
134
0.59
19 Watertown, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
37
0.14
5 Williston, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
285
1.27
18 Yuma, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
320
0.16


* 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]