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The Christian Union is an evangelical Protestant body organized in 1864.

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 Christian Union. 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

Ranking County   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
3 Adams County, Ohio
381
1.57
9 Alfalfa County, Oklahoma
54
0.76
41 Allen County, Indiana
56
0.02
29 Allen County, Ohio
221
0.2
18 Auglaize County, Ohio
167
0.39
44 Barry County, Missouri
--
--
39 Bartholomew County, Indiana
30
0.05
33 Brown County, Ohio
48
0.15
2 Caldwell County, Missouri
147
1.7
31 Christian County, Missouri
40
0.18
13 Clarke County, Iowa
43
0.5
22 Clay County, Missouri
437
0.32
44 Clinton County, Missouri
--
--
30 Clinton County, Ohio
65
0.19
44 Cole County, Missouri
--
--
44 Dallas County, Iowa
--
--
16 Dearborn County, Indiana
146
0.43
40 Delaware County, Ohio
20
0.04
34 Fairfield County, Ohio
125
0.13
43 Franklin County, Ohio
30
0
24 Fulton County, Ohio
110
0.29
12 Garfield County, Oklahoma
339
0.54
44 Hardin County, Ohio
--
--
5 Harrison County, Missouri
105
1.06
37 Henry County, Ohio
19
0.07
28 Highland County, Ohio
70
0.21
41 Jackson County, Missouri
115
0.02
44 Jefferson County, Alabama
--
--
19 Jennings County, Indiana
86
0.38
23 Keokuk County, Iowa
39
0.3
11 Kingfisher County, Oklahoma
103
0.73
36 Lawrence County, Missouri
30
0.1
16 Licking County, Ohio
517
0.43
21 Lincoln County, Oklahoma
90
0.34
27 Logan County, Ohio
85
0.22
7 Lucas County, Iowa
92
0.89
35 Madison County, Arkansas
12
0.11
14 Madison County, Iowa
62
0.49
8 Major County, Oklahoma
76
0.87
38 Monroe County, Ohio
10
0.06
28 Montgomery County, Indiana
73
0.21
43 Montgomery County, Ohio
22
0
25 Newton County, Arkansas
20
0.26
42 Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
45
0.01
44 Paulding County, Ohio
--
--
21 Perry County, Ohio
106
0.34
6 Pike County, Ohio
229
1
30 Pulaski County, Missouri
81
0.19
39 Putnam County, Ohio
18
0.05
1 Ray County, Missouri
877
4.1
15 Ross County, Ohio
313
0.48
13 Rush County, Indiana
98
0.5
36 Scioto County, Ohio
86
0.1
44 Sequoyah County, Oklahoma
--
--
10 Shelby County, Indiana
295
0.74
20 Stone County, Missouri
57
0.37
32 Van Wert County, Ohio
50
0.16
26 Vinton County, Ohio
28
0.24
44 Walker County, Alabama
--
--
4 Warren County, Iowa
446
1.28
44 Warren County, Ohio
--
--
42 Washington County, Arkansas
10
0.01
40 Washington County, Ohio
24
0.04
17 Williams County, Ohio
150
0.41
19 Wyandot County, Ohio
87
0.38


* 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]