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The Church of the Brethren grew out of the 18th-century Pietist movement in Germany. It was founded in 1723 in the United States by Alexander Mack Sr., Christopher Sauer II, Alexander Mack Jr., and Peter Becker. They are also referred to as Conservative Dunkards.

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 the Brethren. 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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RankingCounty   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
34 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
9,887
2.73
6 Rockingham County, Virginia
6,913
9.01
10 Somerset County, Pennsylvania
6,007
7.39
21 Blair County, Pennsylvania
5,430
3.97
59 York County, Pennsylvania
5,154
1.65
24 Elkhart County, Indiana
4,870
3.55
13 Augusta County, Virginia
4,834
5.32
5 Bedford County, Pennsylvania
4,673
9.99
40 Roanoke County, Virginia
4,668
2.37
25 Frederick County, Maryland
4,064
3.54
48 Cambria County, Pennsylvania
4,010
2.19
25 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
3,846
3.54
119 Montgomery County, Ohio
3,364
0.59
39 Franklin County, Pennsylvania
2,785
2.45
14 Darke County, Ohio
2,784
5.05
172 Los Angeles County, California
2,709
0.04
42 Washington County, Maryland
2,660
2.35
11 Franklin County, Virginia
2,516
7.04
35 Miami County, Ohio
2,457
2.72
88 Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
2,381
1.02
7 Shenandoah County, Virginia
2,341
8.49
75 Fayette County, Pennsylvania
2,088
1.31
8 Botetourt County, Virginia
1,884
8.1
130 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
1,872
0.48
1 Floyd County, Virginia
1,856
16.05
15 Wabash County, Indiana
1,809
4.94
131 Stark County, Ohio
1,793
0.47
90 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
1,765
0.99
149 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
1,753
0.27
55 Carroll County, Maryland
1,643
1.71
26 Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
1,605
3.42
118 St. Joseph County, Indiana
1,482
0.61
43 Kosciusko County, Indiana
1,364
2.29
135 Berks County, Pennsylvania
1,352
0.43
2 Grant County, West Virginia
1,329
13.02
61 Allegany County, Maryland
1,283
1.59
30 Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
1,280
3.03
4 Hardy County, West Virginia
1,257
12.53
27 Marshall County, Indiana
1,257
3.21
16 Mineral County, West Virginia
1,251
4.59
12 Page County, Virginia
1,200
6.19
17 Garrett County, Maryland
1,190
4.49
85 Wayne County, Ohio
1,056
1.08
47 Ogle County, Illinois
1,042
2.25
72 Henry County, Virginia
1,032
1.36
93 Allen County, Ohio
1,029
0.92
144 Chester County, Pennsylvania
1,012
0.32
139 Stanislaus County, California
985
0.37
37 Preble County, Ohio
983
2.57
36 Huntington County, Indiana
960
2.7
144 Allen County, Indiana
952
0.32
87 Washington County, Tennessee
928
1.05
44 Miami County, Indiana
908
2.28
125 Prince William County, Virginia
887
0.53
159 Fresno County, California
874
0.17
52 Berkeley County, West Virginia
863
1.85
145 Kane County, Illinois
857
0.31
160 Summit County, Ohio
827
0.16
29 Whitley County, Indiana
810
3.09
19 Carroll County, Indiana
808
4.1
124 Clark County, Ohio
804
0.54
171 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
789
0.05
38 Preston County, West Virginia
771
2.53
58 Ashland County, Ohio
765
1.66
124 Madison County, Indiana
750
0.54
60 Chelan County, Washington
737
1.64
102 Indiana County, Pennsylvania
728
0.79
89 Adams County, Pennsylvania
692
1.01
98 Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
675
0.87
71 Highlands County, Florida
650
1.37
154 Mahoning County, Ohio
635
0.22
81 Frederick County, Virginia
625
1.15
9 Pendleton County, West Virginia
624
7.89
133 Black Hawk County, Iowa
622
0.45
50 Dallas County, Iowa
616
2.09
20 Hampshire County, West Virginia
601
4.04
166 Fairfax County, Virginia
600
0.1
53 DeKalb County, Indiana
596
1.77
73 Fulton County, Illinois
586
1.34
160 Sedgwick County, Kansas
577
0.16
49 McPherson County, Kansas
568
2.12
165 Denver County, Colorado
562
0.11
18 Fulton County, Pennsylvania
556
4.33
164 Orange County, Florida
555
0.12
172 King County, Washington
548
0.04
162 Kern County, California
546
0.14
57 Rockbridge County, Virginia
540
1.69
168 Baltimore County, Maryland
537
0.08
32 Carroll County, Illinois
537
2.86
116 Canyon County, Idaho
527
0.63
76 Bedford County, Virginia
520
1.27
68 Lee County, Illinois
517
1.42
125 Albemarle County, Virginia
510
0.53
168 DuPage County, Illinois
510
0.08
49 White County, Indiana
505
2.12
71 Williams County, Ohio
499
1.37
134 Centre County, Pennsylvania
493
0.44
3 Gove County, Kansas
483
12.96
33 Piatt County, Illinois
469
2.83
122 Rockingham County, North Carolina
464
0.56
173 Maricopa County, Arizona
444
0.03
149 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
435
0.27
46 Juniata County, Pennsylvania
434
2.26
162 Polk County, Iowa
432
0.14
143 Delaware County, Indiana
430
0.33
77 Carroll County, Virginia
421
1.25
139 Pittsylvania County, Virginia
418
0.37
170 Prince George's County, Maryland
409
0.06
63 Talbot County, Maryland
400
1.56
126 Wayne County, Indiana
395
0.52
161 Arlington County, Virginia
386
0.15
129 Montgomery County, Virginia
375
0.49
174 Wayne County, Michigan
364
0.02
79 Okanogan County, Washington
362
1.18
170 Montgomery County, Maryland
356
0.06
136 Howard County, Indiana
353
0.41
110 Macoupin County, Illinois
346
0.7
67 Manistee County, Michigan
338
1.47
172 Baltimore city, Maryland
332
0.04
100 Logan County, Ohio
329
0.84
127 Reno County, Kansas
329
0.51
145 Wood County, Ohio
328
0.31
118 Henry County, Indiana
324
0.61
95 Perry County, Pennsylvania
321
0.9
85 Adams County, Indiana
320
1.08
114 Stephenson County, Illinois
320
0.65
175 Cook County, Illinois
316
0.01
28 Pocahontas County, West Virginia
316
3.19
163 Forsyth County, North Carolina
315
0.13
74 Finney County, Kansas
314
1.32
174 Cuyahoga County, Ohio
306
0.02
171 District of Columbia, District of Columbia
305
0.05
170 Bucks County, Pennsylvania
303
0.06
120 Sutter County, California
303
0.58
56 Patrick County, Virginia
300
1.7
107 Defiance County, Ohio
291
0.73
162 Lake County, Ohio
288
0.14
154 Greene County, Ohio
287
0.22
48 Polk County, North Carolina
284
2.19
154 Richland County, Ohio
283
0.22
160 Ada County, Idaho
270
0.16
120 Knox County, Ohio
267
0.58
52 Grundy County, Iowa
266
1.85
158 Sullivan County, Tennessee
265
0.18
109 Kendall County, Illinois
263
0.71
172 Pinellas County, Florida
263
0.04
96 Randolph County, West Virginia
256
0.89
175 San Diego County, California
255
0.01
171 Lucas County, Ohio
251
0.05
157 Macon County, Illinois
250
0.19
158 Portage County, Ohio
250
0.18
147 Raleigh County, West Virginia
248
0.29
119 Marshall County, Iowa
246
0.59
131 Chippewa County, Wisconsin
245
0.47
78 Dickenson County, Virginia
244
1.23
167 Virginia Beach city, Virginia
244
0.09
51 Keokuk County, Iowa
243
1.88
159 Newport News city, Virginia
243
0.17
66 Chickasaw County, Iowa
233
1.51
157 Thurston County, Washington
232
0.19
145 Mercer County, West Virginia
229
0.31
22 Scott County, Kansas
228
3.94
149 Tuscarawas County, Ohio
228
0.27
91 Caroline County, Maryland
226
0.98
172 Jackson County, Missouri
226
0.04
95 Gage County, Nebraska
219
0.9
31 Greene County, Virginia
219
2.87
173 Marion County, Indiana
218
0.03
168 Erie County, Pennsylvania
214
0.08
162 Shawnee County, Kansas
213
0.14
173 Sacramento County, California
211
0.03
93 Clay County, Kentucky
209
0.92
88 Gladwin County, Michigan
203
1.02
151 Mesa County, Colorado
202
0.25
128 Wapello County, Iowa
202
0.5
168 Tulare County, California
200
0.08
140 Lewis County, Washington
199
0.36
144 Payne County, Oklahoma
197
0.32
93 Warren County, Virginia
196
0.92
119 Union County, Pennsylvania
195
0.59
131 Cass County, Indiana
193
0.47
152 Grant County, Indiana
193
0.24
117 Perry County, Ohio
191
0.62
97 Ray County, Missouri
189
0.88
141 Rutherford County, North Carolina
189
0.35
62 Guthrie County, Iowa
188
1.57
159 LaPorte County, Indiana
188
0.17
108 Labette County, Kansas
184
0.72
80 Blackford County, Indiana
182
1.17
167 Peoria County, Illinois
182
0.09
121 Clinton County, Indiana
179
0.57
146 Josephine County, Oregon
178
0.3
70 Monroe County, West Virginia
178
1.38
129 Jasper County, Iowa
177
0.49
82 Payette County, Idaho
177
1.13
125 Woodford County, Illinois
176
0.53
152 Midland County, Michigan
175
0.24
172 Henrico County, Virginia
174
0.04
156 Pottawattamie County, Iowa
174
0.2
147 Umatilla County, Oregon
173
0.29
126 Putnam County, Ohio
172
0.52
139 Winona County, Minnesota
172
0.37
103 Franklin County, Kansas
171
0.78
54 Alleghany County, North Carolina
169
1.76
156 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
168
0.2
161 Campbell County, Virginia
165
0.15
165 Manatee County, Florida
165
0.11
174 Oakland County, Michigan
165
0.02
166 Wyandotte County, Kansas
165
0.1
124 Jefferson County, West Virginia
164
0.54
148 Surry County, North Carolina
164
0.28
135 Crawford County, Kansas
162
0.43
106 Fillmore County, Minnesota
162
0.74
133 Fauquier County, Virginia
161
0.45
137 Gratiot County, Michigan
161
0.4
156 Hamilton County, Indiana
161
0.2
175 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
161
0.01
84 Mitchell County, North Carolina
159
1.1
23 Towner County, North Dakota
158
3.9
140 Shelby County, Ohio
156
0.36
172 New Castle County, Delaware
151
0.04
152 Seneca County, Ohio
151
0.24
111 Nobles County, Minnesota
150
0.69
150 Fayette County, West Virginia
148
0.26
122 Mason County, Michigan
148
0.56
173 Kent County, Michigan
147
0.03
168 Sangamon County, Illinois
147
0.08
149 Greene County, Tennessee
145
0.27
159 Hunterdon County, New Jersey
145
0.17
155 Marion County, Ohio
145
0.21
157 Monongalia County, West Virginia
145
0.19
104 Somerset County, Maryland
145
0.76
127 Alleghany County, Virginia
144
0.51
175 Orange County, California
144
0.01
167 Muskegon County, Michigan
142
0.09
169 Lancaster County, Nebraska
141
0.07
143 Montgomery County, Kansas
141
0.33
85 Prowers County, Colorado
141
1.08
113 Texas County, Missouri
141
0.67
95 Appanoose County, Iowa
140
0.9
173 Delaware County, Pennsylvania
139
0.03
136 Smyth County, Virginia
138
0.41
171 Winnebago County, Illinois
137
0.05
150 Twin Falls County, Idaho
136
0.26
172 Anne Arundel County, Maryland
135
0.04
156 Douglas County, Kansas
134
0.2
45 Bath County, Virginia
133
2.27
133 Holmes County, Ohio
132
0.45
146 Otero County, New Mexico
132
0.3
170 Lee County, Florida
131
0.06
168 Linn County, Iowa
130
0.08
86 Nelson County, Virginia
130
1.07
139 Noble County, Indiana
130
0.37
154 Wilkes County, North Carolina
130
0.22
115 Dickinson County, Kansas
129
0.64
152 Isabella County, Michigan
129
0.24
165 Howard County, Maryland
128
0.11
162 Lenawee County, Michigan
128
0.14
161 Muskingum County, Ohio
127
0.15
58 Thayer County, Nebraska
126
1.66
105 Barbour County, West Virginia
125
0.75
162 Buchanan County, Missouri
125
0.14
166 Tippecanoe County, Indiana
125
0.1
122 Ashe County, North Carolina
124
0.56
131 Gray County, Texas
124
0.47
151 Prince George County, Virginia
123
0.25
127 Jay County, Indiana
119
0.51
139 Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana
119
0.37
168 Butte County, California
118
0.08
172 Greenville County, South Carolina
117
0.04
174 Pima County, Arizona
117
0.02
148 Curry County, New Mexico
116
0.28
113 Montague County, Texas
116
0.67
139 Jefferson County, Tennessee
115
0.37
138 Amherst County, Virginia
114
0.39
175 Kings County, New York
112
0.01
174 Multnomah County, Oregon
112
0.02
128 Fayette County, Illinois
111
0.5
173 Mobile County, Alabama
111
0.03
147 Fulton County, Ohio
110
0.29
148 Johnson County, Missouri
110
0.28
152 Boone County, Kentucky
109
0.24
152 Barry County, Michigan
108
0.24
149 Clinton County, Pennsylvania
107
0.27
41 Phillips County, Colorado
107
2.36
167 Davidson County, North Carolina
106
0.09
172 Ingham County, Michigan
105
0.04
120 Lawrence County, Illinois
104
0.58
152 Hawkins County, Tennessee
103
0.24
99 Brown County, Kansas
102
0.85
160 Garfield County, Oklahoma
102
0.16
94 Nemaha County, Kansas
102
0.91
172 Lane County, Oregon
100
0.04
118 Bourbon County, Kansas
98
0.61
170 Champaign County, Illinois
98
0.06
172 Trumbull County, Ohio
98
0.04
166 Kent County, Delaware
97
0.1
128 Fulton County, Indiana
96
0.5
119 Wright County, Missouri
95
0.59
139 LaGrange County, Indiana
94
0.37
162 Hancock County, Ohio
93
0.14
122 Kent County, Maryland
93
0.56
168 Medina County, Ohio
93
0.08
92 Ochiltree County, Texas
92
0.96
123 Tipton County, Indiana
92
0.55
146 Harvey County, Kansas
91
0.3
144 Howell County, Missouri
91
0.32
155 Pickaway County, Ohio
91
0.21
175 Alameda County, California
89
0.01
65 Adams County, Iowa
88
1.54
128 Butler County, Iowa
88
0.5
64 Stafford County, Kansas
88
1.55
172 Washington County, Pennsylvania
87
0.04
163 Ross County, Ohio
85
0.13
173 Butler County, Ohio
84
0.03
33 Highland County, Virginia
83
2.83
129 Jefferson County, Iowa
80
0.49
138 Cross County, Arkansas
79
0.39
173 El Paso County, Colorado
79
0.03
149 Stoddard County, Missouri
79
0.27
155 Blount County, Alabama
78
0.21
144 Adams County, Ohio
77
0.32
145 Plymouth County, Iowa
77
0.31
169 Columbiana County, Ohio
76
0.07
132 Ogemaw County, Michigan
76
0.46
171 Calhoun County, Michigan
75
0.05
156 Mercer County, Ohio
75
0.2
83 Norton County, Kansas
75
1.12
173 Lorain County, Ohio
74
0.03
155 Lyon County, Kansas
74
0.21
174 Pierce County, Washington
73
0.02
172 Greene County, Missouri
72
0.04
161 Montcalm County, Michigan
72
0.15
163 Carbon County, Pennsylvania
71
0.13
111 Madison County, Virginia
71
0.69
170 Weld County, Colorado
70
0.06
168 Eaton County, Michigan
69
0.08
171 Clermont County, Ohio
68
0.05
119 Noble County, Oklahoma
68
0.59
154 Sioux County, Iowa
68
0.22
100 Benson County, North Dakota
67
0.84
69 Chase County, Nebraska
67
1.41
175 Hillsborough County, Florida
67
0.01
136 Unicoi County, Tennessee
67
0.41
165 Ward County, North Dakota
67
0.11
161 Webster County, Iowa
67
0.15
158 Jackson County, Indiana
65
0.18
97 Alfalfa County, Oklahoma
62
0.88
167 Adams County, Illinois
61
0.09
153 Custer County, Oklahoma
61
0.23
144 DeSoto County, Florida
61
0.32
162 Marion County, Illinois
60
0.14
145 Poweshiek County, Iowa
60
0.31
113 Anderson County, Kansas
59
0.67
174 Knox County, Tennessee
59
0.02
132 Marshall County, Kansas
59
0.46
175 Broward County, Florida
57
0.01
101 Union County, Indiana
57
0.83
168 Clay County, Florida
56
0.08
175 San Francisco County, California
56
0.01
114 St. Clair County, Missouri
56
0.65
173 Kalamazoo County, Michigan
55
0.03
167 Klamath County, Oregon
55
0.09
155 Boone County, Iowa
54
0.21
149 Henry County, Missouri
53
0.27
112 Shelby County, Missouri
53
0.68
145 Bond County, Illinois
51
0.31
175 Genesee County, Michigan
50
0.01
146 Taylor County, West Virginia
49
0.3
146 Clinton County, Missouri
48
0.3
169 Marion County, West Virginia
48
0.07
168 Cecil County, Maryland
47
0.08
133 Roosevelt County, Montana
47
0.45
90 Lincoln County, Colorado
46
0.99
170 Story County, Iowa
46
0.06
173 Yakima County, Washington
46
0.03
125 Brooks County, Texas
45
0.53
175 Duval County, Florida
44
0.01
130 Monroe County, Iowa
44
0.48
158 Benton County, Iowa
43
0.18
150 Washington County, Alabama
43
0.26
165 Greenbrier County, West Virginia
41
0.11
142 Wilson County, Kansas
41
0.34
132 Washington County, Kansas
39
0.46
175 Jefferson County, Alabama
37
0.01
129 Pepin County, Wisconsin
37
0.49
155 Richland County, Illinois
37
0.21
172 Iredell County, North Carolina
35
0.04
175 Johnson County, Kansas
34
0.01
142 Decatur County, Iowa
33
0.34
158 Hill County, Montana
33
0.18
139 Washington County, Idaho
33
0.37
168 Barron County, Wisconsin
32
0.08
168 Mecosta County, Michigan
31
0.08
168 Newton County, Missouri
31
0.08
165 Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
31
0.11
154 Washita County, Oklahoma
31
0.22
171 Coos County, Oregon
30
0.05
162 Crawford County, Illinois
30
0.14
159 Louisa County, Virginia
30
0.17
159 Grainger County, Tennessee
29
0.17
172 Pike County, Kentucky
29
0.04
167 Snyder County, Pennsylvania
29
0.09
160 Wayne County, Illinois
29
0.16
147 Coffey County, Kansas
27
0.29
146 Gilmer County, West Virginia
25
0.3
171 Washington County, Oklahoma
25
0.05
173 Jasper County, Missouri
24
0.03
158 Benton County, Missouri
22
0.18
166 New Madrid County, Missouri
22
0.1
139 Osborne County, Kansas
22
0.37
152 Tucker County, West Virginia
21
0.24
166 Cedar County, Iowa
18
0.1
163 Martin County, Kentucky
18
0.13
151 Holt County, Missouri
17
0.25
149 Lewis County, Idaho
11
0.27
176 Androscoggin County, Maine
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176 Arapahoe County, Colorado
--
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176 Bedford County, Tennessee
--
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176 Benton County, Arkansas
--
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176 Benton County, Tennessee
--
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176 Boone County, Missouri
--
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176 Boulder County, Colorado
--
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176 Buena Vista city, Virginia
--
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176 Butler County, Pennsylvania
--
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176 Cabarrus County, North Carolina
--
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176 Cabell County, West Virginia
--
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176 Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
--
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176 Calhoun County, West Virginia
--
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176 Carroll County, Missouri
--
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176 Caswell County, North Carolina
--
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176 Chesterfield County, Virginia
--
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176 Choctaw County, Oklahoma
--
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176 Clarion County, Pennsylvania
--
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176 Cole County, Missouri
--
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176 Collier County, Florida
--
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176 Cumberland County, Maine
--
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176 Dakota County, Minnesota
--
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176 Danville city, Virginia
--
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176 Davidson County, Tennessee
--
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176 Decatur County, Tennessee
--
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176 Delaware County, Ohio
--
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176 Durham County, North Carolina
--
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176 Edwards County, Illinois
--
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176 Franklin County, Ohio
--
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176 Fulton County, Georgia
--
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176 Gibson County, Indiana
--
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176 Giles County, Virginia
--
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176 Greenwood County, Kansas
--
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176 Hamilton County, Ohio
--
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176 Hardin County, Ohio
--
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176 Harrison County, West Virginia
--
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176 Harrisonburg city, Virginia
--
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176 Henderson County, North Carolina
--
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176 Hennepin County, Minnesota
--
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176 Henry County, Ohio
--
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176 Hickman County, Tennessee
--
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176 Hickory County, Missouri
--
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176 Highland County, Ohio
--
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176 Hopewell city, Virginia
--
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176 Jackson County, North Carolina
--
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176 Jefferson County, Colorado
--
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176 Johnson County, Indiana
--
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176 Jones County, Iowa
--
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176 Kingfisher County, Oklahoma
--
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176 Lee County, Virginia
--
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176 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
--
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176 Lynchburg city, Virginia
--
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176 Manassas city, Virginia
--
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176 Martinsville city, Virginia
--
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176 Miami-Dade County, Florida
--
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176 Montour County, Pennsylvania
--
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176 Northampton County, Pennsylvania
--
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176 O'Brien County, Iowa
--
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176 Orange County, Virginia
--
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176 Otero County, Colorado
--
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176 Palm Beach County, Florida
--
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176 Pike County, Ohio
--
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176 Pueblo County, Colorado
--
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176 Pulaski County, Virginia
--
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176 Riverside County, California
--
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176 Roanoke city, Virginia
--
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176 Rock Island County, Illinois
--
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176 Rutherford County, Tennessee
--
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176 Saginaw County, Michigan
--
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176 Salem city, Virginia
--
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176 Sandoval County, New Mexico
--
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176 Sarasota County, Florida
--
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176 Smith County, Texas
--
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176 Spartanburg County, South Carolina
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176 St. Joseph County, Michigan
--
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176 Stafford County, Virginia
--
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176 Staunton city, Virginia
--
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176 Suffolk city, Virginia
--
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176 Sussex County, Delaware
--
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176 Taylor County, Iowa
--
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176 Upshur County, West Virginia
--
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176 Warren County, Ohio
--
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176 Washington County, Virginia
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176 Washtenaw County, Michigan
--
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176 Waynesboro city, Virginia
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176 Wells County, Indiana
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176 Wicomico County, Maryland
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176 Windham County, Vermont
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176 Woodbury County, Iowa
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176 Yancey County, North Carolina
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176 York County, Maine
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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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