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