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