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The Evangelical Methodist Church is a conservative evangelical church founded in 1946 by a group of former members of the Methodist Church (1939-1968) under the leadership of Dr. J. H. Hamblen. They protested what they saw as the extreme liberalism of the 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 Methodist 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
10 Adams County, Mississippi
138
0.36
20 Alamance County, North Carolina
213
0.21
39 Alameda County, California
83
0.01
41 Allegany County, Maryland
--
--
35 Allegany County, New York
24
0.05
5 Anderson County, Kansas
40
0.46
26 Arkansas County, Arkansas
159
0.14
24 Avery County, North Carolina
24
0.17
11 Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
146
0.35
33 Bartholomew County, Indiana
44
0.07
12 Bartow County, Georgia
134
0.33
41 Bell County, Texas
--
--
30 Bibb County, Georgia
149
0.1
32 Bowie County, Texas
58
0.08
35 Buncombe County, North Carolina
76
0.05
8 Burke County, North Carolina
281
0.39
29 Butler County, Iowa
20
0.11
13 Cabarrus County, North Carolina
268
0.31
39 Caddo Parish, Louisiana
25
0.01
7 Callahan County, Texas
48
0.44
41 Canyon County, Idaho
--
--
35 Catawba County, North Carolina
54
0.05
41 Charleston County, South Carolina
--
--
14 Charlotte County, Virginia
37
0.3
6 Cherokee County, Texas
172
0.45
41 Chesapeake city, Virginia
--
--
39 Clackamas County, Oregon
13
0.01
37 Clark County, Washington
60
0.03
41 Clarke County, Georgia
--
--
41 Clay County, Illinois
--
--
30 Cleveland County, North Carolina
84
0.1
24 Cobb County, Georgia
498
0.17
41 Coryell County, Texas
--
--
35 Dallas County, Texas
751
0.05
35 Davidson County, North Carolina
52
0.05
30 Defiance County, Ohio
41
0.1
41 Delaware County, Oklahoma
--
--
41 Denton County, Texas
--
--
35 Dorchester County, South Carolina
28
0.05
41 Douglas County, Georgia
--
--
28 Dyer County, Tennessee
43
0.12
15 Eastland County, Texas
54
0.28
32 Ector County, Texas
91
0.08
40 El Paso County, Texas
20
0
41 Ellis County, Texas
--
--
41 Fayette County, Indiana
--
--
34 Fayette County, Kentucky
115
0.06
37 Forsyth County, North Carolina
66
0.03
4 Franklin County, Mississippi
49
0.6
39 Fulton County, Georgia
42
0.01
41 Grant County, Oregon
--
--
18 Grant County, Washington
110
0.23
41 Greenbrier County, West Virginia
--
--
41 Greene County, Missouri
--
--
34 Guilford County, North Carolina
200
0.06
36 Hamilton County, Tennessee
101
0.04
41 Harris County, Texas
--
--
6 Hoke County, North Carolina
91
0.45
41 Indiana County, Pennsylvania
--
--
37 Ingham County, Michigan
75
0.03
23 Iredell County, North Carolina
148
0.18
17 Jay County, Indiana
55
0.24
39 Jefferson County, Texas
28
0.01
36 Jefferson County, Washington
7
0.04
32 Johnson County, Indiana
59
0.08
22 Kent County, Maryland
31
0.19
32 Kenton County, Kentucky
104
0.08
41 Keokuk County, Iowa
--
--
39 King County, Washington
95
0.01
41 Lampasas County, Texas
--
--
41 Lane County, Oregon
--
--
41 Latah County, Idaho
--
--
21 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
212
0.2
41 Lewis County, West Virginia
--
--
31 Lincoln County, North Carolina
39
0.09
34 Lincoln County, Oregon
22
0.06
40 Los Angeles County, California
186
0
36 Lubbock County, Texas
84
0.04
41 Lynn County, Texas
--
--
2 Madison County, Georgia
138
0.78
41 Mahaska County, Iowa
--
--
39 Maricopa County, Arizona
162
0.01
41 Marion County, West Virginia
--
--
41 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
--
--
33 Mercer County, Ohio
27
0.07
36 Mobile County, Alabama
158
0.04
41 Monongalia County, West Virginia
--
--
32 Montgomery County, Alabama
163
0.08
31 Morgan County, Indiana
47
0.09
37 Multnomah County, Oregon
184
0.03
7 Nolan County, Texas
76
0.44
41 Norfolk city, Virginia
--
--
41 Oglethorpe County, Georgia
--
--
41 Ohio County, West Virginia
--
--
20 Okanogan County, Washington
64
0.21
41 Orange County, Florida
--
--
41 Osceola County, Florida
--
--
1 Pasquotank County, North Carolina
318
1.12
39 Pima County, Arizona
71
0.01
31 Pinal County, Arizona
83
0.09
12 Pittsylvania County, Virginia
374
0.33
41 Pope County, Arkansas
--
--
41 Potter County, Pennsylvania
--
--
41 Poweshiek County, Iowa
--
--
41 Preston County, West Virginia
--
--
18 Randolph County, North Carolina
207
0.23
41 Rapides Parish, Louisiana
--
--
34 Richland County, Illinois
11
0.06
39 Riverside County, California
52
0.01
35 Roanoke County, Virginia
108
0.05
31 Rockbridge County, Virginia
28
0.09
41 Rockdale County, Georgia
--
--
24 Rockingham County, North Carolina
145
0.17
39 Sacramento County, California
67
0.01
41 Salem city, Virginia
--
--
40 San Diego County, California
77
0
36 San Joaquin County, California
133
0.04
35 Sedgwick County, Kansas
166
0.05
41 Sequoyah County, Oklahoma
--
--
9 Shelby County, Indiana
148
0.37
35 Shelby County, Tennessee
395
0.05
19 Siskiyou County, California
86
0.22
30 Spartanburg County, South Carolina
206
0.1
16 St. Charles County, Missouri
392
0.27
38 St. Clair County, Illinois
44
0.02
3 Sullivan County, Indiana
132
0.63
36 Tarrant County, Texas
371
0.04
24 Taylor County, Texas
193
0.17
41 Taylor County, West Virginia
--
--
17 Tipton County, Tennessee
78
0.24
27 Union County, Oregon
31
0.13
25 Van Zandt County, Texas
48
0.15
27 Vermilion County, Illinois
122
0.13
26 Walker County, Georgia
80
0.14
15 Waller County, Texas
56
0.28
21 Ware County, Georgia
74
0.2
41 Washington County, Ohio
--
--
21 Washington County, Oklahoma
95
0.2
41 Wayne County, Indiana
--
--
2 Webster County, Missouri
160
0.78
36 Wells County, Indiana
11
0.04
41 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
--
--
28 Whitfield County, Georgia
79
0.12
41 Will County, Illinois
--
--
17 Wood County, West Virginia
221
0.24
20 Yadkin County, North Carolina
60
0.21
41 Yavapai County, Arizona
--
--


* 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]