Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Metro Areas (2010) [ Counties | States ]
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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 Congregations in Mission for Christ. 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
35 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
35,994
1.07
89 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
13,287
0.1
74 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
12,235
0.29
65 Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,730
0.41
71 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,077
0.33
73 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
6,739
0.3
1 Hutchinson, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
6,152
16.79
51 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
6,124
0.71
93 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,922
0.06
43 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,054
0.89
10 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,921
2.92
84 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,556
0.15
18 Fargo, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,147
1.99
86 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,510
0.13
16 Eau Claire, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,477
2.16
91 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,225
0.08
2 Iron Mountain, MI-WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,911
9.52
33 Cedar Rapids, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,852
1.11
91 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,788
0.08
73 Albuquerque, NM, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,700
0.3
87 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,627
0.12
13 Victoria, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,613
2.78
85 Austin-Round Rock, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,477
0.14
59 York-Hanover, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,453
0.56
14 Ames, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,448
2.73
4 Columbus, NE, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,421
7.51
68 Toledo, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,168
0.36
38 Rochester, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,122
1.03
96 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,078
0.03
6 Mason City, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,062
3.98
3 New Ulm, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,011
7.77
81 Salt Lake City, UT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,948
0.18
82 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,891
0.17
78 Bakersfield, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,831
0.22
58 Green Bay, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,805
0.59
92 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,778
0.07
76 Colorado Springs, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,569
0.24
96 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,548
0.03
20 Great Falls, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,531
1.88
57 Kennewick-Richland, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,508
0.6
29 Longview, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,462
1.43
27 Kalispell, MT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,401
1.54
37 La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,400
1.05
98 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,387
0.01
97 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,332
0.02
64 Roanoke, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,312
0.42
97 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,300
0.02
63 Boulder, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,287
0.44
32 Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,286
1.26
47 Ottawa-Peru, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,270
0.82
30 Brainerd, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,259
1.38
36 Bismarck, ND, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,214
1.06
70 Savannah, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,182
0.34
60 Prescott, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,154
0.55
48 Monroe, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,153
0.76
17 Fergus Falls, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,146
2
9 Alexandria, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,112
3.09
12 Fort Dodge, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,070
2.81
52 Madera, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,040
0.69
25 Fremont, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,019
1.67
87 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,018
0.12
48 Idaho Falls, ID, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,007
0.76
82 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
958
0.17
89 Tucson, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
942
0.1
48 Mansfield, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
940
0.76
92 Jacksonville, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
931
0.07
93 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
931
0.06
34 Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
917
1.1
41 Grand Forks, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
911
0.93
17 Bucyrus, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
876
2
77 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
872
0.23
62 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
837
0.5
28 Jasper, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
831
1.52
8 Lexington, NE, Micropolitan Statistical Area
820
3.11
26 Greenville, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
819
1.55
74 Duluth, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
807
0.29
69 Sioux Falls, SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
797
0.35
7 Spearfish, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
787
3.27
92 Birmingham-Hoover, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
785
0.07
86 Ogden-Clearfield, UT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
783
0.13
15 Lincoln, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
781
2.58
24 Ottumwa, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
753
1.7
5 Spencer, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
752
4.51
22 Alice, TX, Micropolitan Statistical Area
730
1.79
91 Fresno, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
708
0.08
75 Olympia-Tumwater, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
704
0.28
51 Sunbury, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
675
0.71
31 Kerrville, TX, Micropolitan Statistical Area
672
1.35
21 Dixon, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
671
1.86
23 Pontiac, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
670
1.72
95 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
665
0.04
11 Mitchell, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
665
2.91
87 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
642
0.12
91 Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
608
0.08
90 Stockton-Lodi, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
590
0.09
77 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
583
0.23
96 Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
575
0.03
83 Rockford, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
571
0.16
79 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
565
0.21
85 Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
543
0.14
44 Sterling, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
517
0.88
60 Bozeman, MT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
496
0.55
19 Marshall, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
494
1.91
96 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
494
0.03
42 Rochelle, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
493
0.92
84 Lincoln, NE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
453
0.15
97 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
446
0.02
42 Norfolk, NE, Micropolitan Statistical Area
443
0.92
91 Modesto, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
424
0.08
98 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
386
0.01
71 Williamsport, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
379
0.33
92 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
372
0.07
52 Kearney, NE, Micropolitan Statistical Area
362
0.69
94 Akron, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
355
0.05
93 Madison, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
351
0.06
97 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
347
0.02
40 Dodge City, KS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
338
1
45 Logansport, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
337
0.86
94 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
316
0.05
93 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
312
0.06
77 Odessa, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
312
0.23
98 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
305
0.01
64 North Wilkesboro, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
290
0.42
98 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
290
0.01
65 Minot, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
285
0.41
80 Coeur d'Alene, ID, Metropolitan Statistical Area
274
0.2
72 Hermiston-Pendleton, OR, Micropolitan Statistical Area
268
0.31
53 Aberdeen, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
267
0.66
98 St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
261
0.01
95 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
259
0.04
98 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
249
0.01
93 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
244
0.06
58 El Campo, TX, Micropolitan Statistical Area
243
0.59
49 Albert Lea, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
235
0.75
57 Fremont, NE, Micropolitan Statistical Area
221
0.6
55 Brenham, TX, Micropolitan Statistical Area
211
0.63
54 Washington, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
207
0.65
72 Walla Walla, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
196
0.31
84 Wausau, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
196
0.15
94 Peoria, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
195
0.05
50 Watertown, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
195
0.72
91 Merced, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
193
0.08
88 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
187
0.11
83 Albany, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
185
0.16
66 Shawano, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
178
0.39
58 Alpena, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
175
0.59
72 Gaffney, SC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
173
0.31
61 Brookings, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
172
0.54
95 Corpus Christi, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
171
0.04
39 Spirit Lake, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
169
1.01
68 Pullman, WA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
161
0.36
67 Auburn, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
157
0.37
80 Quincy, IL-MO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
152
0.2
46 Fairfield, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
140
0.83
56 Beatrice, NE, Micropolitan Statistical Area
137
0.61
78 Shelton, WA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
134
0.22
92 Torrington, CT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
131
0.07
96 Port St. Lucie, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
127
0.03
91 Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
121
0.08
84 Sandusky, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
117
0.15
59 Huron, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
98
0.56
94 Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
96
0.05
79 Red Wing, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
96
0.21
77 West Plains, MO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
93
0.23
98 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
92
0.01
76 Moscow, ID, Micropolitan Statistical Area
89
0.24
97 Fort Wayne, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
86
0.02
84 Ashland, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
82
0.15
88 Palatka, FL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
81
0.11
99 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
75
0
97 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
72
0.02
98 Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
71
0.01
98 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
67
0.01
89 Marquette, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
65
0.1
99 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
61
0
99 Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
60
0
99 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
57
0
96 Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
52
0.03
77 Pierre, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.23
98 El Paso, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
44
0.01
95 Paducah, KY-IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
41
0.04
96 Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
38
0.03
99 Kansas City, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
38
0
98 Montgomery, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
38
0.01
97 Tyler, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
35
0.02
98 Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
34
0.01
84 Williston, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
34
0.15
94 Owosso, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
32
0.05
85 Port Lavaca, TX, Micropolitan Statistical Area
31
0.14
90 Wabash, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
28
0.09
95 Albemarle, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
27
0.04
99 Columbia, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
22
0
96 Findlay, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
22
0.03
97 Show Low, AZ, Micropolitan Statistical Area
19
0.02
99 Anchorage, AK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
16
0
98 Bloomington, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
13
0.01
100 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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100 Ann Arbor, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Billings, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Clovis, NM, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Columbus, GA-AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Cumberland, MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Eugene, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Faribault-Northfield, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Fort Collins, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Fredericksburg, TX, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 La Grande, OR, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Manhattan, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Mankato-North Mankato, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Picayune, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 St. Cloud, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 The Villages, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Tiffin, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Traverse City, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Tulsa, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Wenatchee, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
100 Wooster, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
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* 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]