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Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America - Rankings by Area (Metro-Areas) [Counties] [States]

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. [View our profile of Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America]

Using data from the 1980-2020 U.S. Religion Census, this list ranks U.S. Metro-Areas on 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.


Rank
2010
Rank
1990
Rank
1980
Metro-Area Percent
2010
Percent
1990
Percent
1980
1 1 1 Fergus Falls, MN Micro Area 5.72 2.33 1.49
5 2 2 Williston, ND Micro Area 1.27 1.47 0.53
7 4 3 Eau Claire, WI Metro Area 0.86 0.71 0.25
12 14 3 Faribault-Northfield, MN Micro Area 0.31 0.20 0.25
2 3 5 Minot, ND Micro Area 1.87 1.32 0.24
14 9 6 Grand Forks, ND-MN Metro Area 0.24 0.42 0.23
9 10 7 Menomonie, WI Micro Area 0.45 0.37 0.22
24 18 8 Bellingham, WA Metro Area 0.07 0.10 0.20
17 21 8 Mason City, IA Micro Area 0.19 0.08 0.20
10 8 10 Alexandria, MN Micro Area 0.43 0.48 0.19
3 5 11 Fargo, ND-MN Metro Area 1.62 0.60 0.18
14 13 12 Bismarck, ND Metro Area 0.24 0.22 0.16
24 21 13 Longview, WA Metro Area 0.07 0.08 0.15
28 25 14 Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA Metro Area 0.06 0.06 0.14
18 24 15 Ottawa-Peru, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area 0.17 0.07 0.13
8 7 16 Wahpeton, ND-MN Micro Area 0.59 0.55 0.11
21 18 17 Billings, MT Metro Area 0.13 0.10 0.08
28 17 18 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metro Area 0.06 0.11 0.07
31 25 18 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area 0.04 0.06 0.07
20 Aberdeen, SD Micro Area 0.06
22 16 21 Rochester, MN Metro Area 0.12 0.13 0.04
31 20 21 Appleton, WI Metro Area 0.04 0.09 0.04
24 21 21 Great Falls, MT Metro Area 0.07 0.08 0.04
35 31 21 Salem, OR Metro Area 0.03 0.03 0.04
24 27 25 Boise City, ID Metro Area 0.07 0.05 0.03
35 31 25 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area 0.03 0.03 0.03
25 Kennewick-Richland, WA Metro Area 0.03
38 27 28 Eugene-Springfield, OR Metro Area 0.02 0.05 0.02
31 31 28 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area 0.04 0.03 0.02
34 28 Duluth, MN-WI Metro Area 0.02 0.02
38 36 28 Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area 0.02 0.01 0.02
40 36 32 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area 0.01 0.01 0.01
40 36 32 Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area 0.01 0.01 0.01
40 36 32 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area 0.01 0.01 0.01
40 34 35 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area 0.01 0.02 0.00
35 36 35 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area 0.03 0.01 0.00
40 36 35 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area 0.01 0.01 0.00
40 36 35 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area 0.01 0.01 0.00
47 46 35 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area 0.00 0.00 0.00
4 6 Jamestown, ND Micro Area 1.49 0.56
20 10 Watertown, SD Micro Area 0.14 0.37
11 12 Clinton, IA Micro Area 0.36 0.24
19 15 Yuma, AZ Metro Area 0.16 0.18
23 29 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area 0.08 0.04
30 29 Fort Collins, CO Metro Area 0.05 0.04
40 36 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area 0.01 0.01
47 36 Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area 0.00 0.01
36 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area 0.01
47 46 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area 0.00 0.00
6 Dickinson, ND Micro Area 1.12
13 Lewisburg, PA Micro Area 0.26
16 Torrington, CT Micro Area 0.21
31 Trenton-Princeton, NJ Metro Area 0.04
Grand Rapids, MN Micro Area
Ottawa, IL Micro Area
             

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 373 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 156.

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