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The Church of the Lutheran Confession was organized in 1960 at Watertown, South Dakota, by congregations and clergy who had formerly belonged to the various Lutheran denominations that had comprised the Synodical Conference, a Lutheran ecumenical body. With the loss of doctrinal unity within the conference, they felt compelled to leave.

Using data from the 1980-2010 Religious Congregations and Membership Studies, this list ranks U.S. counties on the highest total number of adherents and the highest percent of the population in the Church of the Lutheran Confession. 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 County   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
39 Alameda County, California
72
0.01
41 Anchorage Municipality, Alaska
--
--
31 Anoka County, Minnesota
323
0.13
16 Asotin County, Washington
98
0.56
21 Becker County, Minnesota
115
0.41
40 Bernalillo County, New Mexico
15
0
30 Berrien County, Michigan
230
0.14
7 Blue Earth County, Minnesota
1,048
1.94
41 Brown County, Minnesota
--
--
30 Brown County, South Dakota
49
0.14
36 Burleigh County, North Dakota
26
0.04
41 Cass County, North Dakota
--
--
5 Cherry County, Nebraska
128
2.03
41 Christian County, Illinois
--
--
24 Clearwater County, Idaho
31
0.36
14 Codington County, South Dakota
140
0.62
41 Cook County, Illinois
--
--
33 Dakota County, Minnesota
206
0.07
40 Dallas County, Texas
74
0
37 Dane County, Wisconsin
99
0.03
41 Denver County, Colorado
--
--
41 Deuel County, South Dakota
--
--
39 DuPage County, Illinois
65
0.01
15 Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
505
0.59
41 Eddy County, New Mexico
--
--
3 Edmunds County, South Dakota
161
3.7
41 Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska
--
--
41 Fairfax city, Virginia
--
--
40 Fairfax County, Virginia
22
0
9 Faulk County, South Dakota
29
1.06
41 Fillmore County, Minnesota
--
--
19 Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
414
0.46
23 Goodhue County, Minnesota
151
0.37
6 Green Lake County, Wisconsin
376
2.02
41 Gwinnett County, Georgia
--
--
10 Hamlin County, South Dakota
40
0.8
40 Harris County, Texas
61
0
35 Henderson County, North Carolina
35
0.05
41 Hennepin County, Minnesota
--
--
41 Hidalgo County, Texas
--
--
36 Hughes County, South Dakota
6
0.04
18 Iron County, Michigan
63
0.48
8 Jackson County, Minnesota
184
1.58
11 Jackson County, Wisconsin
130
0.78
41 Jefferson County, Colorado
--
--
41 Kane County, Illinois
--
--
26 Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska
47
0.34
41 King County, Washington
--
--
33 La Crosse County, Wisconsin
65
0.07
41 Lafayette County, Missouri
--
--
30 Laramie County, Wyoming
105
0.14
36 Larimer County, Colorado
76
0.04
27 Lexington County, South Carolina
334
0.2
41 Los Angeles County, California
--
--
39 Maricopa County, Arizona
142
0.01
25 Marquette County, Michigan
249
0.35
2 Mellette County, South Dakota
86
4.02
39 Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
71
0.01
37 Minnehaha County, South Dakota
34
0.03
41 Missoula County, Montana
--
--
39 Monroe County, New York
60
0.01
17 Mower County, Minnesota
185
0.49
28 Nicollet County, Minnesota
48
0.17
41 Nueces County, Texas
--
--
41 Oakland County, Michigan
--
--
39 Olmsted County, Minnesota
13
0.01
41 Orange County, Florida
--
--
41 Ottawa County, Michigan
--
--
41 Otter Tail County, Minnesota
--
--
34 Pennington County, South Dakota
52
0.06
1 Perkins County, South Dakota
187
4.76
41 Pierce County, Washington
--
--
38 Polk County, Florida
101
0.02
13 Prowers County, Colorado
91
0.68
41 Quay County, New Mexico
--
--
41 Redwood County, Minnesota
--
--
31 Saginaw County, Michigan
268
0.13
41 San Francisco County, California
--
--
41 Sandoval County, New Mexico
--
--
41 Santa Clara County, California
--
--
35 Santa Cruz County, California
124
0.05
40 Sarasota County, Florida
12
0
37 Snohomish County, Washington
119
0.03
29 Spokane County, Washington
552
0.15
41 St. Louis city, Missouri
--
--
39 St. Louis County, Missouri
70
0.01
41 Stanislaus County, California
--
--
22 Stevens County, Minnesota
40
0.38
12 Stutsman County, North Dakota
171
0.77
27 Suwannee County, Florida
54
0.2
4 Swift County, Minnesota
290
2.7
41 Thomas County, Nebraska
--
--
20 Todd County, South Dakota
37
0.44
41 Torrance County, New Mexico
--
--
40 Travis County, Texas
9
0
41 Tripp County, South Dakota
--
--
28 Van Buren County, Michigan
121
0.17
32 Vernon County, Wisconsin
32
0.12
40 Wayne County, Michigan
12
0
41 Wexford County, Michigan
--
--
41 Winnebago County, Wisconsin
--
--


* 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]