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This church is the outgrowth of several independent local groups of similar faith, some in existence as early as 1800; others date their beginnings from the arrival of British immigrants to this country around 1847. These diverse groups shared in general Adventist theology. A national organization was instituted in 1888 and 1889; however, because of strong convictions relating to congregational rights and authority, the national body ceased to function until 1921, when the present general conference was formed at Waterloo, Iowa. The corporate name today is Church of God General Conference, Morrow, Georgia.

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 Church of God General Conference. 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
19 Anderson County, South Carolina
274
0.21
8 Baraga County, Michigan
43
0.51
38 Benton County, Iowa
--
--
33 Black Hawk County, Iowa
58
0.04
1 Brown County, Illinois
90
1.66
27 Buena Vista County, Iowa
20
0.1
21 Caldwell County, North Carolina
128
0.19
35 Cameron County, Texas
42
0.02
22 Cass County, Missouri
81
0.16
38 Champaign County, Ohio
--
--
12 Chelan County, Washington
161
0.36
16 Clark County, Illinois
44
0.26
22 Clark County, Ohio
237
0.16
38 Clayton County, Georgia
--
--
20 Clinton County, Indiana
62
0.2
17 Conway County, Arkansas
49
0.25
29 Coryell County, Texas
46
0.08
32 Cowley County, Kansas
19
0.05
36 Cuyahoga County, Ohio
107
0.01
4 Dade County, Missouri
47
0.64
38 Davidson County, Tennessee
--
--
29 Dodge County, Nebraska
30
0.08
35 Douglas County, Nebraska
94
0.02
38 Douglas County, Washington
--
--
28 Dunn County, Wisconsin
30
0.09
38 DuPage County, Illinois
--
--
36 East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
22
0.01
36 Fairfax County, Virginia
41
0.01
21 Faulkner County, Arkansas
90
0.19
38 Fayette County, Georgia
--
--
36 Franklin County, Ohio
76
0.01
27 Fulton County, Ohio
37
0.1
2 Furnas County, Nebraska
43
0.66
29 Garland County, Arkansas
53
0.08
38 Greene County, Missouri
--
--
36 Greenville County, South Carolina
36
0.01
38 Gwinnett County, Georgia
--
--
26 Hamilton County, Iowa
19
0.11
29 Henderson County, North Carolina
45
0.08
29 Hendricks County, Indiana
57
0.08
36 Hennepin County, Minnesota
74
0.01
38 Henry County, Georgia
--
--
38 Henry County, Indiana
--
--
4 Hickory County, Missouri
41
0.64
38 Hot Spring County, Arkansas
--
--
28 Howard County, Indiana
79
0.09
15 Iowa County, Iowa
44
0.29
13 Isabella County, Michigan
183
0.34
33 Jefferson County, Missouri
54
0.04
38 Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
--
--
28 Kent County, Michigan
406
0.09
38 King County, Washington
--
--
38 Lake County, Ohio
--
--
31 Lee County, Illinois
23
0.06
19 Livingston Parish, Louisiana
126
0.21
9 Logan County, Arkansas
85
0.42
34 Lorain County, Ohio
89
0.03
37 Los Angeles County, California
99
0
5 Madison County, Missouri
67
0.62
34 Maricopa County, Arizona
521
0.03
38 Marion County, Indiana
--
--
34 Marquette County, Michigan
24
0.03
23 Marshall County, Indiana
59
0.15
11 McDonough County, Illinois
139
0.37
38 McLeod County, Minnesota
--
--
14 Meeker County, Minnesota
64
0.31
13 Miami County, Ohio
308
0.34
9 Mills County, Texas
19
0.42
38 Monroe County, Indiana
--
--
38 Montcalm County, Michigan
--
--
36 Montgomery County, Ohio
63
0.01
38 Noble County, Indiana
--
--
3 Ogle County, Illinois
300
0.65
37 Orleans Parish, Louisiana
24
0
38 Polk County, Missouri
--
--
38 Pueblo County, Colorado
--
--
35 Pulaski County, Arkansas
55
0.02
38 Randolph County, Arkansas
--
--
18 Renville County, Minnesota
49
0.24
38 Richland County, South Carolina
--
--
10 Ripley County, Missouri
48
0.39
38 Rock County, Wisconsin
--
--
21 Saline County, Illinois
54
0.19
37 Santa Clara County, California
42
0
38 Schuyler County, Illinois
--
--
12 Shenandoah County, Virginia
100
0.36
38 St. Charles County, Missouri
--
--
38 St. Francois County, Missouri
--
--
30 St. Joseph County, Indiana
161
0.07
36 St. Louis city, Missouri
51
0.01
23 Stearns County, Minnesota
160
0.15
25 Tama County, Iowa
24
0.12
24 Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
101
0.13
38 Tarrant County, Texas
--
--
34 Tazewell County, Illinois
43
0.03
32 Tippecanoe County, Indiana
56
0.05
38 Ventura County, California
--
--
7 Warren County, Indiana
49
0.55
6 Warren County, Virginia
123
0.58
34 Winnebago County, Illinois
66
0.03


* 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]