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The Evangelical Church of North America was founded in 1968 by former members of the Evangelical United Brethren who rejected that church's merger into the United Methodist Church.

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 Evangelical Church. 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 Prairie County, Montana
97
5.28
2 Stillwater County, Montana
183
3.27
3 Golden Valley County, North Dakota
63
2.63
4 McCone County, Montana
70
2.59
5 Sweet Grass County, Montana
75
2.33
6 Cavalier County, North Dakota
138
1.81
7 Kidder County, North Dakota
46
1.2
8 Dawson County, Montana
122
1.03
9 Knox County, Missouri
55
1
10 Linn County, Oregon
859
0.96
11 Valley County, Montana
79
0.77
12 McKean County, Pennsylvania
385
0.76
13 Wasco County, Oregon
154
0.71
14 Adair County, Missouri
169
0.68
15 Sheridan County, Montana
33
0.61
16 Yellowstone County, Montana
553
0.51
17 Yamhill County, Oregon
270
0.49
18 Marion County, Oregon
951
0.46
19 Bremer County, Iowa
107
0.43
19 Polk County, Oregon
195
0.43
20 Blaine County, Montana
29
0.41
21 Clackamas County, Oregon
891
0.37
22 Stutsman County, North Dakota
81
0.34
22 Warren County, Pennsylvania
162
0.34
23 Benton County, Oregon
220
0.32
24 Noble County, Indiana
110
0.31
24 Wadena County, Minnesota
44
0.31
25 Lane County, Oregon
782
0.28
26 Multnomah County, Oregon
1,540
0.27
27 Cascade County, Montana
198
0.25
27 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
206
0.25
28 Chelan County, Washington
110
0.24
29 Columbia County, Oregon
82
0.23
29 Dakota County, Nebraska
38
0.23
29 Fayette County, Pennsylvania
363
0.23
29 Lincoln County, Oregon
82
0.23
29 Mahaska County, Iowa
53
0.23
30 Chilton County, Alabama
60
0.2
30 Clark County, Washington
391
0.2
30 Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
83
0.2
31 Venango County, Pennsylvania
121
0.19
32 Yakima County, Washington
302
0.18
33 Jay County, Indiana
40
0.17
34 Carroll County, Ohio
41
0.16
34 Hill County, Montana
29
0.16
35 Madison County, Indiana
210
0.15
36 McHenry County, North Dakota
11
0.14
36 Missoula County, Montana
106
0.14
37 Brown County, Minnesota
37
0.13
37 Lewis County, Washington
71
0.13
37 Redwood County, Minnesota
25
0.13
38 Mountrail County, North Dakota
9
0.12
39 Washington County, Oregon
263
0.11
40 Marshall County, Iowa
42
0.1
41 McKinley County, New Mexico
53
0.09
41 St. Joseph County, Michigan
50
0.09
41 Williams County, North Dakota
21
0.09
42 Henry County, Illinois
48
0.08
42 Jessamine County, Kentucky
21
0.08
42 Spokane County, Washington
260
0.08
43 Plymouth County, Iowa
15
0.06
44 Franklin County, Washington
18
0.05
44 Marion County, Ohio
31
0.05
45 Erie County, Pennsylvania
106
0.04
45 Gallatin County, Montana
16
0.04
45 King County, Washington
503
0.04
45 Woodbury County, Iowa
37
0.04
46 Deschutes County, Oregon
18
0.03
46 Otter Tail County, Minnesota
14
0.03
46 Richland County, Ohio
34
0.03
46 Vermilion County, Illinois
27
0.03
46 York County, Pennsylvania
108
0.03
47 Cameron County, Texas
46
0.02
47 Flathead County, Montana
9
0.02
47 St. Louis County, Minnesota
46
0.02
47 Webster County, Missouri
5
0.02
48 Hennepin County, Minnesota
133
0.01
48 Hinds County, Mississippi
16
0.01
48 Jefferson County, Alabama
50
0.01
48 LaSalle County, Illinois
11
0.01
48 Stearns County, Minnesota
9
0.01
49 Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
37
0
49 Wayne County, Michigan
60
0
50 Anoka County, Minnesota
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50 Buchanan County, Iowa
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50 Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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50 Burleigh County, North Dakota
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50 Campbell County, Wyoming
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50 Chippewa County, Minnesota
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50 Clinton County, Michigan
--
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50 Elkhart County, Indiana
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50 Grant County, Indiana
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50 Hamilton County, Indiana
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50 Harlan County, Kentucky
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50 Henry County, Iowa
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50 Jackson County, Ohio
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50 Jefferson County, Ohio
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50 Laramie County, Wyoming
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50 Musselshell County, Montana
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50 Peach County, Georgia
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50 Pierce County, Washington
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50 Pike County, Illinois
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50 Scott County, Minnesota
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50 Sheridan County, Wyoming
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50 Snohomish County, Washington
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50 Sullivan County, Indiana
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50 Van Buren County, Arkansas
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50 Wayne County, Indiana
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50 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
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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]