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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.

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2010
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2000
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1990
Percent
1980
96 128 129 143 Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.59
0.41
0.56
0.49
82 85 86 88 Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.81
0.95
1.17
1.17
146 162 171 179 Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.06
0.12
0.12
102 113 123 115 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.52
0.57
0.62
0.8
126 133 125 135 Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.27
0.36
0.6
0.57
130 136 148 162 Alexandria, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.23
0.32
0.35
0.29
134 148 164 169 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.19
0.2
0.19
0.22
104 108 112 110 Amarillo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.5
0.63
0.74
0.85
53 52 53 58 Ames, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.7
2.03
2.26
1.84
97 86 102 104 Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.58
0.93
0.88
0.93
123 133 135 139 Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.3
0.36
0.48
0.53
144 154 166 189 Anderson, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.09
0.14
0.17
0
63 63 72 67 Ann Arbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.24
1.52
1.46
1.6
11 14 19 22 Appleton, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
5.05
5.11
4.95
4.62
131 143 155 166 Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.22
0.25
0.28
0.25
129 141 161 174 Athens-Clarke County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.24
0.27
0.22
0.17
143 155 167 174 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.13
0.16
0.17
148 162 181 190 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.06
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136 142 147 158 Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.26
0.36
0.33
141 154 163 172 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.14
0.2
0.19
77 75 73 71 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.88
1.15
1.45
1.47
115 115 108 138 Bakersfield-Delano, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.38
0.55
0.79
0.54
113 109 110 109 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.4
0.62
0.76
0.86
151 166 181 190 Bangor, ME Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
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--
152 165 180 189 Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.03
0.03
0
134 143 152 155 Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.19
0.25
0.31
0.36
43 39 42 40 Battle Creek, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.14
2.6
2.87
2.99
2 2 2 2 Bay City, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
10.37
11.22
10.71
10.34
96 100 107 118 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.59
0.72
0.8
0.77
102 125 125 109 Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.52
0.44
0.6
0.86
92 97 84 101 Bend, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.63
0.78
1.2
0.97
44 44 45 46 Billings, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.11
2.37
2.72
2.6
131 143 148 152 Binghamton, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.22
0.25
0.35
0.39
138 148 159 166 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.15
0.2
0.24
0.25
26 35 46 39 Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.29
2.99
2.69
3.04
108 126 152 172 Bloomington, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.46
0.43
0.31
0.19
27 26 26 24 Bloomington-Normal, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.27
3.72
4.18
4.29
103 104 97 84 Boise City-Nampa, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.51
0.68
0.98
1.23
145 159 174 181 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.09
0.09
0.1
110 88 75 62 Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.43
0.9
1.42
1.74
116 117 131 152 Bowling Green, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.37
0.53
0.54
0.39
111 119 124 124 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.42
0.51
0.61
0.7
123 121 119 120 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.3
0.48
0.66
0.75
121 131 134 135 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.32
0.38
0.5
0.57
57 55 58 53 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.49
1.82
1.99
2.08
148 158 171 178 Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.1
0.12
0.13
136 147 157 172 Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.21
0.26
0.19
119 138 145 153 Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.34
0.3
0.38
0.38
99 108 103 103 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.55
0.63
0.87
0.94
3 4 3 4 Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
10.02
8.56
10.04
9.38
107 62 67 117 Carson City, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.47
1.57
1.62
0.78
71 69 61 61 Casper, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.03
1.34
1.8
1.78
17 17 16 14 Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
4.03
4.68
5.42
5.6
58 59 62 66 Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.36
1.61
1.78
1.63
148 163 179 185 Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.05
0.04
0.06
146 154 167 178 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.14
0.16
0.13
135 149 149 151 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.18
0.19
0.34
0.4
138 157 159 176 Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.15
0.11
0.24
0.15
130 128 141 153 Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.23
0.41
0.42
0.38
55 47 47 44 Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.66
2.19
2.51
2.66
59 58 55 49 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.34
1.68
2.09
2.37
116 111 108 114 Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.37
0.59
0.79
0.81
118 125 134 145 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.35
0.44
0.5
0.47
119 134 163 149 Clarksville, TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.34
0.34
0.2
0.42
122 138 147 160 Cleveland, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.31
0.3
0.36
0.31
60 60 65 58 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.33
1.59
1.69
1.84
91 50 44 55 Coeur d'Alene, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.64
2.1
2.81
2.02
98 118 130 127 College Station-Bryan, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.56
0.52
0.55
0.66
87 82 83 85 Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.71
1
1.21
1.2
62 67 85 97 Columbia, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.27
1.37
1.19
1.02
147 159 170 176 Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.09
0.13
0.15
141 152 158 158 Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.16
0.25
0.33
5 5 6 9 Columbus, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
8.26
8.41
8.18
7.53
120 127 137 147 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.33
0.42
0.46
0.44
106 107 113 120 Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.48
0.64
0.73
0.75
86 68 74 77 Corvallis, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.74
1.35
1.43
1.35
80 96 127 137 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.83
0.79
0.58
0.55
141 148 162 173 Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.2
0.21
0.18
112 119 124 133 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.41
0.51
0.61
0.59
45 40 38 38 Danville, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.09
2.59
3.16
3.14
132 155 166 173 Danville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.21
0.13
0.17
0.18
33 32 34 41 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.74
3.24
3.36
2.98
132 142 160 164 Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.21
0.26
0.23
0.27
108 119 133 146 Decatur, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.46
0.51
0.51
0.45
12 12 14 17 Decatur, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
4.87
5.72
5.6
5.36
134 140 139 141 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.19
0.28
0.44
0.51
83 80 76 64 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.8
1.04
1.41
1.68
50 45 54 56 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.86
2.32
2.16
2.01
48 49 50 48 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.96
2.13
2.41
2.49
136 152 169 165 Dothan, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.16
0.14
0.26
108 120 136 149 Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.46
0.5
0.47
0.42
54 57 67 70 Dubuque, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.68
1.72
1.62
1.51
46 48 48 46 Duluth, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.03
2.15
2.44
2.6
143 158 169 182 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.1
0.14
0.09
10 9 8 8 Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
5.46
6.61
7.34
7.82
131 128 118 125 El Centro, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.22
0.41
0.67
0.69
137 143 154 163 El Paso, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.16
0.25
0.29
0.28
135 143 168 166 Elizabethtown, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.18
0.25
0.15
0.25
97 102 111 96 Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.58
0.7
0.75
1.03
124 137 143 142 Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.29
0.31
0.4
0.5
122 116 100 95 Eugene-Springfield, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.31
0.54
0.93
1.05
69 78 83 80 Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.1
1.09
1.21
1.28
78 96 130 118 Fairbanks, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.85
0.79
0.55
0.77
39 38 39 34 Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.24
2.63
3.11
3.55
134 150 151 154 Farmington, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.19
0.18
0.32
0.37
146 162 168 180 Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.06
0.15
0.11
114 120 123 131 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.39
0.5
0.62
0.62
134 155 148 156 Flagstaff, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.19
0.13
0.35
0.35
35 43 49 43 Flint, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.56
2.4
2.42
2.72
150 164 176 186 Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.04
0.07
0.05
136 148 161 174 Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.2
0.22
0.17
38 32 41 47 Fond du Lac, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.31
3.24
3.02
2.54
53 56 63 54 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.7
1.73
1.76
2.05
121 122 118 129 Fort Smith, AR-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.32
0.47
0.67
0.64
8 7 7 5 Fort Wayne, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
6.18
7.01
7.71
8.33
143 157 163 150 Fresno, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.11
0.2
0.41
130 140 150 155 Gadsden, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.23
0.28
0.33
0.36
119 123 138 152 Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.34
0.46
0.45
0.39
137 149 160 173 Gainesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.16
0.19
0.23
0.18
107 126 135 139 Glens Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.47
0.43
0.48
0.53
146 153 177 183 Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.15
0.06
0.08
47 41 31 28 Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.97
2.57
3.48
3.82
83 83 87 102 Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.8
0.99
1.15
0.95
73 78 76 69 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.98
1.09
1.41
1.53
66 66 78 71 Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.13
1.41
1.36
1.47
80 74 69 68 Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.83
1.16
1.56
1.55
15 22 18 23 Green Bay, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
4.26
4.21
5.01
4.61
141 152 163 168 Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.16
0.2
0.23
153 166 178 188 Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
--
0.05
0.02
142 156 176 185 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.12
0.07
0.06
130 141 141 131 Gulfport-Biloxi, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.23
0.27
0.42
0.62
140 152 158 170 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.13
0.16
0.25
0.21
143 155 152 149 Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.13
0.31
0.42
149 162 177 187 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.06
0.06
0.04
121 129 135 140 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.32
0.4
0.48
0.52
135 145 160 174 Hattiesburg, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.18
0.23
0.23
0.17
42 40 43 42 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.17
2.59
2.85
2.96
40 36 36 36 Holland-Grand Haven, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.22
2.75
3.29
3.33
142 153 165 165 Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.15
0.18
0.26
84 93 123 139 Hot Springs, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.77
0.84
0.62
0.53
138 157 163 174 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.15
0.11
0.2
0.17
92 90 93 86 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.63
0.87
1.03
1.19
143 155 169 179 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.13
0.14
0.12
125 136 134 151 Huntsville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.28
0.32
0.5
0.4
90 73 89 72 Idaho Falls, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.67
1.18
1.11
1.45
75 84 98 105 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.95
0.96
0.97
0.92
65 71 82 89 Iowa City, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.14
1.28
1.23
1.15
119 137 147 159 Ithaca, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.34
0.31
0.36
0.32
56 64 70 65 Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.61
1.5
1.52
1.64
140 154 162 167 Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.13
0.14
0.21
0.24
136 133 152 154 Jackson, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.36
0.31
0.37
132 143 158 161 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.21
0.25
0.25
0.3
140 147 163 175 Jacksonville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.13
0.21
0.2
0.16
19 16 15 12 Janesville, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.77
4.87
5.48
6.84
22 34 28 28 Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.49
3
4.01
3.82
139 152 161 164 Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.14
0.16
0.22
0.27
148 161 177 183 Johnstown, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.07
0.06
0.08
125 139 154 148 Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.28
0.29
0.29
0.43
91 76 78 79 Joplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.64
1.13
1.36
1.3
67 75 92 93 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.12
1.15
1.05
1.1
28 18 21 21 Kankakee-Bradley, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.08
4.52
4.63
4.65
53 54 59 57 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.7
1.85
1.93
1.93
93 89 94 90 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.62
0.88
1.02
1.14
90 87 91 104 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.67
0.92
1.08
0.93
148 161 172 182 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.07
0.11
0.09
149 163 174 187 Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.05
0.09
0.04
115 131 155 167 Knoxville, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.38
0.38
0.28
0.24
55 51 56 63 Kokomo, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.66
2.07
2.05
1.72
79 95 105 148 La Crosse, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.84
0.8
0.84
0.43
49 63 68 74 Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.89
1.52
1.57
1.4
149 155 166 179 Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.13
0.17
0.12
137 139 137 143 Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.16
0.29
0.46
0.49
122 141 144 176 Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.31
0.27
0.39
0.15
91 83 87 83 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.64
0.99
1.15
1.25
146 155 168 176 Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.13
0.15
0.15
61 65 77 60 Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.3
1.49
1.39
1.81
151 164 174 189 Laredo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.04
0.09
0
135 149 172 189 Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.18
0.19
0.11
0
131 143 143 136 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.22
0.25
0.4
0.56
85 79 90 105 Lawrence, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.75
1.05
1.09
0.92
89 89 122 143 Lawton, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.68
0.88
0.63
0.49
138 154 155 134 Lewiston, ID-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.15
0.14
0.28
0.58
135 145 156 167 Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.18
0.23
0.27
0.24
137 130 141 152 Lima, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.16
0.39
0.42
0.39
9 8 10 10 Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area
6
6.88
7.24
7.45
105 105 116 124 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.49
0.67
0.69
0.7
144 156 166 175 Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.09
0.12
0.17
0.16
143 154 150 172 Longview, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.14
0.33
0.19
133 135 141 112 Longview, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.2
0.33
0.42
0.83
125 133 139 134 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.28
0.36
0.44
0.58
118 125 141 151 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.35
0.44
0.42
0.4
124 123 141 140 Lubbock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.29
0.46
0.42
0.52
150 165 179 182 Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.03
0.04
0.09
151 163 176 184 Macon, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.05
0.07
0.07
149 166 181 190 Madera-Chowchilla, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
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64 61 60 52 Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.23
1.58
1.83
2.12
130 141 156 160 Manchester-Nashua, NH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.23
0.27
0.27
0.31
52 46 52 50 Manhattan, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.72
2.28
2.27
2.34
6 10 11 11 Mankato-North Mankato, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
8.02
6.5
6.76
7.36
150 162 177 177 Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.06
0.06
0.14
136 138 139 133 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.3
0.44
0.59
106 110 114 113 Medford, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.48
0.61
0.71
0.82
122 126 135 151 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.31
0.43
0.48
0.4
123 134 141 145 Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.3
0.34
0.42
0.47
134 143 151 107 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.19
0.25
0.32
0.88
37 28 30 29 Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.34
3.43
3.86
3.74
109 119 114 116 Midland, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.45
0.51
0.71
0.79
18 21 20 18 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.87
4.35
4.64
5.05
41 37 38 33 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.18
2.67
3.16
3.57
75 77 71 59 Missoula, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.95
1.1
1.49
1.83
121 125 129 126 Mobile, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.32
0.44
0.56
0.67
127 124 132 111 Modesto, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.26
0.45
0.52
0.84
138 150 155 174 Monroe, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.15
0.18
0.28
0.17
31 25 25 27 Monroe, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.92
3.79
4.26
3.91
142 151 162 162 Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.17
0.21
0.29
145 157 172 179 Morristown, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.11
0.11
0.12
138 141 81 91 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.15
0.27
1.27
1.12
126 134 144 144 Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.27
0.34
0.39
0.48
51 53 57 51 Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.84
1.9
2.03
2.22
138 148 164 178 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.15
0.2
0.19
0.13
94 94 104 96 Napa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.61
0.81
0.85
1.03
100 103 125 123 Naples-Marco Island, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.54
0.69
0.6
0.71
135 147 166 178 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.18
0.21
0.17
0.13
134 140 153 153 New Haven-Milford, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.19
0.28
0.3
0.38
100 104 99 94 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.54
0.68
0.96
1.07
132 141 150 149 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.21
0.27
0.33
0.42
14 13 13 15 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
4.3
5.52
6.05
5.54
115 110 125 131 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.38
0.61
0.6
0.62
124 130 142 139 Norwich-New London, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.29
0.39
0.41
0.53
101 119 110 97 Ocala, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.53
0.51
0.76
1.02
132 161 123 137 Odessa, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.21
0.07
0.62
0.55
132 138 146 140 Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.21
0.3
0.37
0.52
104 107 115 127 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.5
0.64
0.7
0.66
130 132 125 98 Olympia, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.23
0.37
0.6
1.01
30 30 32 35 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.93
3.31
3.4
3.41
98 101 108 105 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.56
0.71
0.79
0.92
32 31 35 31 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.87
3.27
3.33
3.65
143 156 172 168 Owensboro, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.12
0.11
0.23
102 107 117 112 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.52
0.64
0.68
0.83
108 115 114 99 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.46
0.55
0.71
1
107 121 150 189 Palm Coast, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.47
0.48
0.33
0
104 81 106 103 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.5
1.02
0.83
0.94
144 149 160 170 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.09
0.19
0.23
0.21
136 150 161 180 Pascagoula, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.18
0.22
0.11
100 91 103 106 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.54
0.86
0.87
0.91
20 24 27 32 Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.59
3.89
4.08
3.6
146 158 170 175 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.1
0.13
0.16
108 116 114 124 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.46
0.54
0.71
0.7
134 145 145 160 Pine Bluff, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.19
0.23
0.38
0.31
122 133 143 148 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.31
0.36
0.4
0.43
72 56 66 98 Pocatello, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area
1
1.73
1.67
1.01
119 116 104 117 Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.34
0.54
0.85
0.78
147 162 174 184 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.06
0.09
0.07
98 100 92 82 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.56
0.72
1.05
1.26
97 105 120 130 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.58
0.67
0.65
0.63
110 114 115 138 Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.43
0.56
0.7
0.54
145 160 173 182 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.08
0.1
0.09
150 163 172 176 Provo-Orem, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.05
0.11
0.15
101 115 122 134 Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.53
0.55
0.63
0.58
107 107 124 96 Punta Gorda, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.47
0.64
0.61
1.03
24 23 23 16 Racine, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.4
3.9
4.52
5.43
113 139 163 173 Raleigh-Cary, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.4
0.29
0.2
0.18
25 29 40 37 Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.34
3.42
3.04
3.19
125 139 144 136 Redding, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.28
0.29
0.39
0.56
113 129 137 138 Reno-Sparks, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.4
0.4
0.46
0.54
125 125 142 151 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.28
0.44
0.41
0.4
126 127 126 121 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.27
0.42
0.59
0.74
144 159 171 184 Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.09
0.09
0.12
0.07
16 11 9 7 Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
4.25
5.88
7.25
7.97
81 86 96 98 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.82
0.93
0.99
1.01
46 42 51 45 Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.03
2.49
2.4
2.61
132 144 165 178 Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.21
0.24
0.18
0.13
130 136 141 128 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.23
0.32
0.42
0.65
7 6 5 6 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
7.63
8.36
8.44
8.2
108 110 103 93 Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.46
0.61
0.87
1.1
142 150 160 163 Salinas, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.18
0.23
0.28
131 133 129 142 Salisbury, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.22
0.36
0.56
0.5
135 145 154 158 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.18
0.23
0.29
0.33
105 102 95 100 San Angelo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.49
0.7
1.01
0.99
95 103 114 120 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.6
0.69
0.71
0.75
114 122 126 122 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.39
0.47
0.59
0.72
131 135 140 132 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.22
0.33
0.43
0.6
133 139 149 137 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.2
0.29
0.34
0.55
124 112 109 99 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.29
0.58
0.78
1
127 141 161 189 Sandusky, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.26
0.27
0.22
0
110 110 116 108 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.43
0.61
0.69
0.87
140 146 145 138 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.13
0.22
0.38
0.54
128 135 146 158 Santa Fe, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.25
0.33
0.37
0.33
107 99 116 106 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.47
0.76
0.69
0.91
139 150 165 177 Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.14
0.18
0.18
0.14
115 128 139 147 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.38
0.41
0.44
0.44
108 102 106 92 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.46
0.7
0.83
1.11
137 149 159 160 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.16
0.19
0.24
0.31
1 1 1 1 Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
11.79
16.61
19.03
21.09
129 142 151 162 Sherman-Denison, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.24
0.26
0.32
0.29
133 138 150 157 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.2
0.3
0.33
0.34
13 15 12 13 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metropolitan Statistical Area
4.52
5.01
6.07
6.3
36 35 33 30 Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.35
2.99
3.38
3.71
105 98 100 87 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.49
0.77
0.93
1.18
150 163 178 182 Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.05
0.05
0.09
76 79 89 91 Spokane, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.89
1.05
1.11
1.12
18 20 24 25 Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.87
4.38
4.5
4.24
136 134 150 153 Springfield, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.34
0.33
0.38
70 77 88 100 Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.06
1.1
1.13
0.99
127 144 172 189 Springfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.26
0.24
0.11
0
21 21 22 19 St. Cloud, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.57
4.35
4.56
4.94
131 136 145 189 St. George, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.22
0.32
0.38
0
68 70 80 73 St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.11
1.29
1.29
1.43
23 27 29 26 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.47
3.59
3.94
4.11
143 161 179 189 State College, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.07
0.04
0
139 155 170 176 Steubenville-Weirton, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.14
0.13
0.13
0.15
112 106 111 105 Stockton, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.41
0.66
0.75
0.92
145 154 170 176 Syracuse, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.14
0.13
0.15
133 140 155 166 Tallahassee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.2
0.28
0.28
0.25
112 117 121 119 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.41
0.53
0.64
0.76
135 143 142 152 Terre Haute, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.18
0.25
0.41
0.39
122 130 145 160 Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.31
0.39
0.38
0.31
84 99 104 100 Toledo, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.77
0.76
0.85
0.99
34 33 37 40 Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.73
3.09
3.21
2.99
137 142 157 160 Trenton-Ewing, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.16
0.26
0.26
0.31
116 119 113 124 Tucson, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.37
0.51
0.73
0.7
104 105 120 134 Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.5
0.67
0.65
0.58
145 150 157 163 Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.18
0.26
0.28
117 126 142 148 Tyler, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.36
0.43
0.41
0.43
128 92 79 81 Utica-Rome, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.25
0.85
1.33
1.27
142 152 160 169 Valdosta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.16
0.23
0.22
121 118 129 122 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.32
0.52
0.56
0.72
86 124 141 155 Victoria, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.74
0.45
0.42
0.36
137 141 153 156 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.16
0.27
0.3
0.35
133 145 160 165 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.2
0.23
0.23
0.26
120 126 128 133 Visalia-Porterville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.33
0.43
0.57
0.59
74 72 76 75 Waco, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.96
1.23
1.41
1.38
88 109 131 189 Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.69
0.62
0.54
0
124 132 139 143 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.29
0.37
0.44
0.49
29 19 17 20 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.96
4.41
5.14
4.87
4 3 4 3 Wausau, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
8.57
8.69
9.58
9.49
99 109 97 100 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.55
0.62
0.98
0.99
99 105 100 91 Wichita Falls, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.55
0.67
0.93
1.12
59 60 64 66 Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.34
1.59
1.74
1.63
149 160 175 183 Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.08
0.08
0.08
135 157 169 189 Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.18
0.11
0.14
0
118 130 158 166 Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.35
0.39
0.25
0.25
144 154 168 171 Worcester, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.09
0.14
0.15
0.2
116 102 86 78 Yakima, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.37
0.7
1.17
1.31
126 129 134 138 York-Hanover, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.27
0.4
0.5
0.54
125 136 148 148 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.28
0.32
0.35
0.43
139 127 129 141 Yuba City, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.14
0.42
0.56
0.51
108 116 101 76 Yuma, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.46
0.54
0.89
1.37


* 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]