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