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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. metro areas 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.

[ More information on the data source ]

Complete List

RankingMetro Area   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
1 Mankato-North Mankato, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,243
1.57
14 Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
521
0.14
7 Fond du Lac, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
477
0.54
20 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
413
0.02
12 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
363
0.21
2 New Ulm, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
350
1.22
16 Columbia, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
344
0.07
11 Eau Claire, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
336
0.26
4 Aberdeen, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
329
0.78
8 Marquette, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
314
0.42
6 Austin, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
262
0.65
15 Saginaw, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
252
0.11
3 Jamestown, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
210
0.87
21 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
187
0.01
17 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
169
0.05
9 Red Wing, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
147
0.38
5 Watertown, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
142
0.68
21 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
133
0.01
22 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
114
0
21 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
114
0.01
21 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
114
0.01
13 Cheyenne, WY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
110
0.16
19 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
81
0.03
13 Lewiston, ID-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
79
0.16
20 Madison, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
76
0.02
22 St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
74
0
20 Corpus Christi, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
67
0.02
22 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
63
0
20 Asheville, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
46
0.02
18 La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
41
0.04
20 Rochester, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
35
0.02
18 Missoula, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
33
0.04
10 Ketchikan, AK, Micropolitan Statistical Area
31
0.27
22 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
28
0
21 Albuquerque, NM, Metropolitan Statistical Area
26
0.01
22 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
26
0
17 Carlsbad-Artesia, NM, Micropolitan Statistical Area
22
0.05
20 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
22
0.02
22 Austin-Round Rock, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0
18 Fergus Falls, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.04
16 Pierre, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
13
0.07
21 Fort Collins, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
11
0.01
23 Anchorage, AK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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23 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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23 Bismarck, ND, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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23 Cadillac, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
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23 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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23 Fairbanks, AK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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23 Fargo, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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23 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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23 Kansas City, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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23 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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23 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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23 Modesto, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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23 North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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23 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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23 Rapid City, SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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23 Rochester, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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23 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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23 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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23 Sioux Falls, SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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23 Taylorville, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
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23 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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* 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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