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The American Association of Lutheran Churches was formed by conservative Lutheran ministers and lay people who did not wish to participate in the merger that created the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 1988.

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 American Association of Lutheran Churches. 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.

[ More information on the data source ]

Complete List

Ranking County   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
35 Adams County, Colorado
242
0.09
33 Alpena County, Michigan
34
0.11
28 Barron County, Wisconsin
83
0.2
26 Beltrami County, Minnesota
88
0.26
36 Benton County, Oregon
60
0.08
45 Bernalillo County, New Mexico
--
--
23 Black Hawk County, Iowa
424
0.34
45 Bracken County, Kentucky
--
--
45 Bremer County, Iowa
--
--
17 Buchanan County, Iowa
127
0.61
3 Burke County, North Dakota
166
5.53
45 Campbell County, Wyoming
--
--
45 Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
--
--
39 Carroll County, Maryland
65
0.05
10 Chippewa County, Wisconsin
550
1.05
45 Clark County, Nevada
--
--
45 Clark County, Washington
--
--
44 Cook County, Illinois
163
0
19 Cottonwood County, Minnesota
70
0.55
45 Cumberland County, North Carolina
--
--
45 Defiance County, Ohio
--
--
8 Divide County, North Dakota
45
1.55
14 Dodge County, Minnesota
122
0.78
31 Douglas County, Nebraska
572
0.14
41 DuPage County, Illinois
246
0.03
45 Ellis County, Kansas
--
--
11 Faribault County, Minnesota
154
0.91
25 Fayette County, Iowa
62
0.28
34 Freeborn County, Minnesota
33
0.1
36 Goodhue County, Minnesota
31
0.08
24 Grand Forks County, North Dakota
204
0.29
30 Hampton city, Virginia
195
0.15
21 Hancock County, Iowa
64
0.51
39 Hennepin County, Minnesota
548
0.05
45 Henry County, Ohio
--
--
45 Highlands County, Florida
--
--
45 Ida County, Iowa
--
--
9 Iroquois County, Illinois
388
1.26
18 Jackson County, Wisconsin
98
0.59
43 Johnson County, Kansas
28
0.01
7 Kendall County, Illinois
636
1.61
45 Kern County, California
--
--
44 King County, Washington
68
0
45 Kitsap County, Washington
--
--
12 Kittson County, Minnesota
52
0.9
27 Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota
22
0.25
4 Lake County, South Dakota
470
4.45
43 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
42
0.01
43 Los Angeles County, California
621
0.01
45 Macomb County, Michigan
--
--
45 Macon County, North Carolina
--
--
44 Maricopa County, Arizona
10
0
13 Marinette County, Wisconsin
355
0.88
40 Marion County, Indiana
351
0.04
38 Marion County, Oregon
142
0.06
9 Marshall County, Minnesota
139
1.26
31 Mecosta County, Michigan
52
0.14
45 Miami County, Ohio
--
--
45 Montgomery County, Maryland
--
--
43 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
37
0.01
45 Morton County, North Dakota
--
--
1 Mountrail County, North Dakota
587
8.36
33 Multnomah County, Oregon
631
0.11
43 Nassau County, New York
97
0.01
45 Navajo County, Arizona
--
--
43 Orange County, California
261
0.01
29 Otter Tail County, Minnesota
81
0.16
45 Outagamie County, Wisconsin
--
--
26 Pike County, Pennsylvania
72
0.26
45 Pinal County, Arizona
--
--
6 Pocahontas County, Iowa
197
2.07
31 Polk County, Minnesota
47
0.14
15 Polk County, Wisconsin
260
0.75
38 Ramsey County, Minnesota
300
0.06
5 Richland County, Montana
237
2.21
37 Rock County, Wisconsin
94
0.07
45 Sacramento County, California
--
--
45 San Diego County, California
--
--
42 San Luis Obispo County, California
39
0.02
25 Scott County, Iowa
427
0.28
39 Seminole County, Florida
142
0.05
45 Seward County, Nebraska
--
--
22 Sierra County, New Mexico
35
0.35
22 St. Louis County, Minnesota
687
0.35
41 Stanislaus County, California
126
0.03
16 Stevens County, Minnesota
77
0.72
20 Story County, Iowa
402
0.54
28 Sutter County, California
126
0.2
45 Tama County, Iowa
--
--
45 Toole County, Montana
--
--
45 Volusia County, Florida
--
--
32 Ward County, North Dakota
77
0.13
45 Washington County, Colorado
--
--
45 Washington County, Iowa
--
--
2 Williams County, North Dakota
1,461
6.91
13 Winnebago County, Iowa
107
0.88
34 Yellowstone County, Montana
116
0.1


* 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]