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The Association of Free Lutheran Congregations was founded in 1962 by Rev. John P. Strand and others who rejected the merger of the Lutheran Free Church into the American Lutheran Church.

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 Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. 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

RankingMetro Area   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
29 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,799
0.09
34 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,561
0.03
5 Grand Forks, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,471
1.51
32 Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,361
0.06
14 Duluth, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,102
0.4
4 Fergus Falls, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
936
1.64
1 Williston, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
889
4.5
10 Ottawa-Peru, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
887
0.58
34 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
870
0.03
14 Sioux Falls, SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
754
0.4
20 Fargo, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
514
0.29
6 Red Wing, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
509
1.15
3 Brookings, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
486
1.72
2 Dickinson, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
423
1.87
13 Kalispell, MT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
302
0.41
7 Willmar, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
296
0.72
33 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
292
0.04
34 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
250
0.03
36 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
248
0.01
17 Minot, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
229
0.34
8 Alexandria, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
226
0.69
12 Clinton, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
213
0.42
18 Marquette, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
201
0.31
36 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
183
0.01
34 Madison, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
175
0.03
11 Astoria, OR, Micropolitan Statistical Area
166
0.47
27 Janesville-Beloit, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
165
0.11
9 Watertown, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
157
0.61
11 Lincoln, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
146
0.47
30 Bellingham, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
140
0.08
36 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
139
0.01
18 El Campo, TX, Micropolitan Statistical Area
126
0.31
21 Ponca City, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area
123
0.26
19 Bemidji, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
119
0.3
29 La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
117
0.09
20 Houghton, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
113
0.29
36 Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
113
0.01
26 Mankato-North Mankato, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
107
0.12
30 Rapid City, SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
100
0.08
15 Wahpeton, ND-MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
98
0.39
33 Fort Collins, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
91
0.04
35 Springfield, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
90
0.02
24 Platteville, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
84
0.17
36 Tucson, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
83
0.01
22 Austin, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
77
0.2
22 Nogales, AZ, Micropolitan Statistical Area
75
0.2
16 Yankton, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
75
0.35
31 Paducah, KY-IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
70
0.07
33 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
67
0.04
23 Durant, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area
64
0.18
36 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
62
0.01
33 St. Cloud, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
62
0.04
33 Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
60
0.04
25 Menomonie, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
60
0.15
36 Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
55
0.01
37 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
52
0
34 Rochester, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.03
37 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0
37 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
41
0
28 Escanaba, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
38
0.1
37 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
38
0
35 Wichita Falls, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
37
0.02
33 Grand Island, NE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
31
0.04
30 Aberdeen, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
30
0.08
37 Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
30
0
36 Eugene, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
30
0.01
35 Glens Falls, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
28
0.02
35 Bismarck, ND, Metropolitan Statistical Area
25
0.02
36 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
24
0.01
37 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0
37 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
15
0
37 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
38 Austin-Round Rock, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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38 Bakersfield, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Brainerd, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Brookings, OR, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Champaign-Urbana, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Garden City, KS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Iron Mountain, MI-WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Jamestown, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Mitchell, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Mountain Home, AR, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Owatonna, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Palatka, FL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Peoria, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Reading, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Salinas, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Selma, AL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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38 Stockton-Lodi, CA, 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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