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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.

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. [UNITS] 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.


Complete List

Rank
1990
Rank
1980
County    [Download CSV]
Percent
1990
Percent
1980
3 1 Edmunds County, South Dakota
3.7
5.21
1 2 Perkins County, South Dakota
4.76
4.13
2 3 Mellette County, South Dakota
4.02
3.47
7 4 Blue Earth County, Minnesota
1.94
2.28
5 5 Cherry County, Nebraska
2.03
1.95
6 6 Green Lake County, Wisconsin
2.02
1.63
8 7 Jackson County, Minnesota
1.58
1.61
9 8 Faulk County, South Dakota
1.06
1.32
41 9 Tripp County, South Dakota
--
1.31
41 10 Brown County, Minnesota
--
1.22
41 11 Thomas County, Nebraska
--
0.92
12 12 Stutsman County, North Dakota
0.77
0.87
13 13 Prowers County, Colorado
0.68
0.8
18 14 Iron County, Michigan
0.48
0.75
14 15 Codington County, South Dakota
0.62
0.68
17 16 Mower County, Minnesota
0.49
0.65
21 17 Becker County, Minnesota
0.41
0.64
41 18 Redwood County, Minnesota
--
0.58
10 19 Hamlin County, South Dakota
0.8
0.57
22 19 Stevens County, Minnesota
0.38
0.57
19 20 Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
0.46
0.54
11 20 Jackson County, Wisconsin
0.78
0.54
16 21 Asotin County, Washington
0.56
0.47
15 22 Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
0.59
0.43
25 23 Marquette County, Michigan
0.35
0.42
20 23 Todd County, South Dakota
0.44
0.42
23 24 Goodhue County, Minnesota
0.37
0.38
41 25 Torrance County, New Mexico
--
0.35
24 26 Clearwater County, Idaho
0.36
0.31
26 27 Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska
0.34
0.27
27 28 Lexington County, South Carolina
0.2
0.25
30 29 Berrien County, Michigan
0.14
0.21
28 30 Nicollet County, Minnesota
0.17
0.19
32 30 Vernon County, Wisconsin
0.12
0.19
30 31 Brown County, South Dakota
0.14
0.16
30 31 Laramie County, Wyoming
0.14
0.16
41 32 Quay County, New Mexico
--
0.15
29 32 Spokane County, Washington
0.15
0.15
28 33 Van Buren County, Michigan
0.17
0.12
31 34 Saginaw County, Michigan
0.13
0.11
36 35 Hughes County, South Dakota
0.04
0.09
33 36 Dakota County, Minnesota
0.07
0.08
35 36 Henderson County, North Carolina
0.05
0.08
41 37 Eddy County, New Mexico
--
0.05
33 37 La Crosse County, Wisconsin
0.07
0.05
38 37 Polk County, Florida
0.02
0.05
41 38 Missoula County, Montana
--
0.04
39 38 Olmsted County, Minnesota
0.01
0.04
41 38 Otter Tail County, Minnesota
--
0.04
41 39 Hennepin County, Minnesota
--
0.03
41 39 San Francisco County, California
--
0.03
37 40 Dane County, Wisconsin
0.03
0.02
41 40 Nueces County, Texas
--
0.02
41 40 St. Louis city, Missouri
--
0.02
41 40 Winnebago County, Wisconsin
--
0.02
41 41 Denver County, Colorado
--
0.01
41 41 King County, Washington
--
0.01
36 41 Larimer County, Colorado
0.04
0.01
39 41 Maricopa County, Arizona
0.01
0.01
39 41 Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
0.01
0.01
41 42 Cook County, Illinois
--
0
40 42 Harris County, Texas
0
0
40 42 Travis County, Texas
0
0
40 42 Wayne County, Michigan
0
0
39 43 Alameda County, California
0.01
--
41 43 Anchorage Municipality, Alaska
--
--
31 43 Anoka County, Minnesota
0.13
--
40 43 Bernalillo County, New Mexico
0
--
36 43 Burleigh County, North Dakota
0.04
--
41 43 Cass County, North Dakota
--
--
41 43 Christian County, Illinois
--
--
40 43 Dallas County, Texas
0
--
41 43 Deuel County, South Dakota
--
--
39 43 DuPage County, Illinois
0.01
--
41 43 Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska
--
--
41 43 Fairfax city, Virginia
--
--
40 43 Fairfax County, Virginia
0
--
41 43 Fillmore County, Minnesota
--
--
41 43 Gwinnett County, Georgia
--
--
41 43 Hidalgo County, Texas
--
--
41 43 Jefferson County, Colorado
--
--
41 43 Kane County, Illinois
--
--
41 43 Lafayette County, Missouri
--
--
41 43 Los Angeles County, California
--
--
37 43 Minnehaha County, South Dakota
0.03
--
39 43 Monroe County, New York
0.01
--
41 43 Oakland County, Michigan
--
--
41 43 Orange County, Florida
--
--
41 43 Ottawa County, Michigan
--
--
34 43 Pennington County, South Dakota
0.06
--
41 43 Pierce County, Washington
--
--
41 43 Sandoval County, New Mexico
--
--
41 43 Santa Clara County, California
--
--
35 43 Santa Cruz County, California
0.05
--
40 43 Sarasota County, Florida
0
--
37 43 Snohomish County, Washington
0.03
--
39 43 St. Louis County, Missouri
0.01
--
41 43 Stanislaus County, California
--
--
27 43 Suwannee County, Florida
0.2
--
4 43 Swift County, Minnesota
2.7
--
41 43 Wexford County, Michigan
--
--


* 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]




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