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The Primitive Methodist Church grew out of the revivalist impulse in England in the early nineteenth century. It was founded in 1811 by Revs. Hugh Bourne and William Clowes and was brought to the United States in the 1820s.

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 Primitive Methodist Church in the USA. 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
16 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
673
0.05
15 Beaver County, Pennsylvania
131
0.06
6 Boone County, Iowa
113
0.43
15 Bristol County, Massachusetts
270
0.06
8 Broome County, New York
736
0.34
17 Bucks County, Pennsylvania
179
0.04
20 Burlington County, New Jersey
30
0.01
14 Chester County, Pennsylvania
208
0.07
11 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
106
0.13
21 Cuyahoga County, Ohio
42
0
16 Dane County, Wisconsin
146
0.05
18 Dutchess County, New York
77
0.03
16 Essex County, Massachusetts
305
0.05
19 Fayette County, Pennsylvania
35
0.02
7 Grant County, Wisconsin
201
0.39
21 Hardee County, Florida
0
0
20 Hillsborough County, Florida
74
0.01
22 Hudson County, New Jersey
--
--
4 Iowa County, Wisconsin
119
0.6
22 Kings County, New York
--
--
5 Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
1,201
0.53
1 Lafayette County, Wisconsin
343
1.97
10 LaSalle County, Illinois
194
0.17
14 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
80
0.07
17 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
104
0.04
2 Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
2,830
0.82
13 Mahoning County, Ohio
264
0.09
22 Marion County, Florida
--
--
17 Middlesex County, Massachusetts
489
0.04
16 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
310
0.05
12 Newport County, Rhode Island
100
0.12
9 Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
324
0.32
21 Pasco County, Florida
0
0
20 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
250
0.01
21 Polk County, Florida
0
0
11 Portage County, Ohio
175
0.13
13 Porter County, Indiana
104
0.09
14 Providence County, Rhode Island
373
0.07
21 Rock County, Wisconsin
0
0
3 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
1,219
0.76
13 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
346
0.09


* 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]