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


* 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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