Evangelical Covenant Church Metro Areas (2010) [ 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
54 Aberdeen, WA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
35
0.05
58 Akron, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
78
0.01
57 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
176
0.02
60 Albuquerque, NM, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
3 Alexandria, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,132
3.14
29 Anchorage, AK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,380
0.36
55 Ann Arbor, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
129
0.04
53 Ashtabula, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
56
0.06
56 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,696
0.03
60 Austin, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
58 Austin-Round Rock, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
204
0.01
55 Bangor, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area
66
0.04
50 Barnstable Town, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
185
0.09
57 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
74
0.02
36 Bellingham, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
461
0.23
8 Bemidji, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
796
1.79
60 Billings, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
59 Birmingham-Hoover, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
32
0
58 Boise City, ID, Metropolitan Statistical Area
79
0.01
60 Boone, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
53 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,517
0.06
54 Boulder, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
145
0.05
35 Bradford, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
106
0.24
60 Brainerd, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
60 Breckenridge, CO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
52 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
182
0.07
56 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
315
0.03
58 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
81
0.01
54 Burlington-South Burlington, VT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
99
0.05
60 Butte-Silver Bow, MT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
45 Cadillac, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
66
0.14
60 Cedar Rapids, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
60 Centralia, WA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
53 Champaign-Urbana, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
145
0.06
60 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
60 Cheyenne, WY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
47 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
11,519
0.12
57 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
330
0.02
38 Cleveland, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
73
0.21
58 Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
193
0.01
60 College Station-Bryan, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
49 Colorado Springs, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
618
0.1
58 Columbia, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
56
0.01
55 Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
799
0.04
59 Concord, NH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
40 Corvallis, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
162
0.19
58 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
422
0.01
49 Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
180
0.1
51 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
314
0.08
60 Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
57 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
110
0.02
45 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,582
0.14
52 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
413
0.07
51 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,587
0.08
49 DuBois, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
82
0.1
13 Duluth, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,931
1.05
60 Eau Claire, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
60 Erie, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
30 Escanaba, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
125
0.34
53 Eugene, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
225
0.06
45 Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
185
0.14
41 Fairbanks, AK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
176
0.18
53 Fargo, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
118
0.06
7 Fort Collins, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,645
1.88
16 Fort Dodge, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
303
0.8
49 Fresno, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
897
0.1
28 Galesburg, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
196
0.37
10 Grand Forks, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,210
1.23
49 Grand Island, NE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
78
0.1
36 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,281
0.23
53 Greeley, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
150
0.06
57 Green Bay, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
49
0.02
52 Greenfield Town, MA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
47
0.07
39 Greensboro-High Point, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,479
0.2
57 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
136
0.02
45 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,690
0.14
17 Helena, MT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
544
0.73
59 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
43 Hilo, HI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
287
0.16
37 Holland, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
250
0.22
58 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
428
0.01
21 Hutchinson, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
190
0.52
60 Idaho Falls, ID, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
59 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
79
0
36 Ionia, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
147
0.23
5 Iron Mountain, MI-WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
630
2.06
60 Jackson, WY-ID, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
19 Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
783
0.58
53 Janesville-Beloit, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
98
0.06
51 Joplin, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
138
0.08
54 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
171
0.05
42 Kansas City, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,378
0.17
25 Keene, NH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
354
0.46
55 Kennewick-Richland, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
110
0.04
54 Key West, FL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.05
58 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
44
0.01
25 Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
923
0.46
57 Lansing-East Lansing, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
87
0.02
59 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
72
0
60 Lexington-Fayette, KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
47 Lincoln, NE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
351
0.12
50 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
11,481
0.09
17 Ludington, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
209
0.73
58 Madison, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
58
0.01
38 Manchester-Nashua, NH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
837
0.21
42 Manhattan, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
156
0.17
11 Mankato-North Mankato, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,100
1.14
28 Marinette, WI-MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
245
0.37
60 Marion, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
39 Marquette, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
133
0.2
22 Mason City, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
264
0.51
56 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
265
0.03
1 McPherson, KS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,193
4.09
9 Menomonie, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
585
1.33
51 Merced, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
196
0.08
60 Merrill, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
58 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
762
0.01
58 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
169
0.01
24 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
16,463
0.49
60 Missoula, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
27 Modesto, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,965
0.38
12 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,299
1.11
14 Muskegon, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,723
1
59 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
73
0
44 Natchez, MS-LA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
78
0.15
48 New Castle, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
98
0.11
58 New Haven-Milford, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
77
0.01
58 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,946
0.01
43 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
256
0.16
50 North Platte, NE, Micropolitan Statistical Area
32
0.09
49 North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
714
0.1
2 Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
43,072
3.44
19 Olympia-Tumwater, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,454
0.58
44 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,301
0.15
57 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
329
0.02
41 Ottawa-Peru, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
286
0.18
42 Owatonna, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
64
0.17
53 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
508
0.06
23 Paducah, KY-IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
498
0.5
56 Peoria, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
108
0.03
59 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
272
0
55 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,814
0.04
58 Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
223
0.01
45 Plymouth, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
64
0.14
57 Portland-South Portland, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area
104
0.02
43 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,667
0.16
49 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,649
0.1
57 Raleigh, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
203
0.02
18 Red Wing, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
308
0.67
58 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
323
0.01
36 Rochelle, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
122
0.23
33 Rochester, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
593
0.29
58 Rochester, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
118
0.01
31 Rockford, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,166
0.33
60 Rutland, VT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
13 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
22,632
1.05
50 Salem, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
354
0.09
4 Salina, KS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,279
2.07
59 Salinas, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
13
0
53 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,873
0.06
41 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,732
0.18
54 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
857
0.05
52 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
183
0.07
31 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,402
0.33
32 Santa Rosa, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,531
0.32
38 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,307
0.21
50 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
125
0.09
33 Sheboygan, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
333
0.29
36 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
384
0.23
35 Sioux Falls, SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
546
0.24
54 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
146
0.05
56 Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
145
0.03
52 Springfield, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
455
0.07
56 Springfield, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
125
0.03
43 St. Cloud, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
294
0.16
56 St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
769
0.03
51 Stockton-Lodi, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
577
0.08
26 Storm Lake, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
82
0.4
52 Syracuse, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
463
0.07
56 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
855
0.03
55 Toledo, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
255
0.04
46 Topeka, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
315
0.13
44 Torrington, CT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
288
0.15
47 Traverse City, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
165
0.12
60 Truckee-Grass Valley, CA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
54 Tucson, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
518
0.05
50 Tulsa, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
835
0.09
56 Urban Honolulu, HI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
248
0.03
55 Visalia-Porterville, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
183
0.04
15 Warren, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
381
0.91
59 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
143
0
34 Wenatchee, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
316
0.28
35 Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
243
0.24
50 Wichita, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
594
0.09
6 Willmar, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
854
2.02
52 Worcester, MA-CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
664
0.07
20 Worthington, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
121
0.57
39 Yakima, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
476
0.2
51 York-Hanover, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
346
0.08
48 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
595
0.11
40 Yuba City, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
317
0.19


* 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]