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This church is the outgrowth of several independent local groups of similar faith, some in existence as early as 1800; others date their beginnings from the arrival of British immigrants to this country around 1847. These diverse groups shared in general Adventist theology. A national organization was instituted in 1888 and 1889; however, because of strong convictions relating to congregational rights and authority, the national body ceased to function until 1921, when the present general conference was formed at Waterloo, Iowa. The corporate name today is Church of God General Conference, Morrow, Georgia.

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 God General Conference. 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
12 Anderson County, South Carolina
390
0.27
31 Baraga County, Michigan
--
--
13 Benton County, Iowa
59
0.26
29 Black Hawk County, Iowa
18
0.01
1 Brown County, Illinois
93
1.59
31 Buena Vista County, Iowa
--
--
17 Caldwell County, North Carolina
107
0.15
29 Cameron County, Texas
34
0.01
20 Cass County, Missouri
78
0.12
26 Champaign County, Ohio
13
0.04
6 Chelan County, Washington
243
0.47
24 Clark County, Illinois
10
0.06
18 Clark County, Ohio
204
0.14
31 Clayton County, Georgia
--
--
19 Clinton County, Indiana
41
0.13
21 Conway County, Arkansas
18
0.09
24 Coryell County, Texas
40
0.06
26 Cowley County, Kansas
14
0.04
30 Cuyahoga County, Ohio
62
0
7 Dade County, Missouri
31
0.42
30 Davidson County, Tennessee
12
0
31 Dodge County, Nebraska
--
--
27 Douglas County, Nebraska
106
0.03
31 Douglas County, Washington
--
--
31 Dunn County, Wisconsin
--
--
30 DuPage County, Illinois
25
0
29 East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
29
0.01
30 Fairfax County, Virginia
25
0
16 Faulkner County, Arkansas
94
0.16
31 Fayette County, Georgia
--
--
30 Franklin County, Ohio
20
0
31 Fulton County, Ohio
--
--
4 Furnas County, Nebraska
35
0.63
23 Garland County, Arkansas
53
0.07
29 Greene County, Missouri
16
0.01
29 Greenville County, South Carolina
30
0.01
31 Gwinnett County, Georgia
--
--
31 Hamilton County, Iowa
--
--
27 Henderson County, North Carolina
21
0.03
31 Hendricks County, Indiana
--
--
29 Hennepin County, Minnesota
60
0.01
31 Henry County, Georgia
--
--
31 Henry County, Indiana
--
--
14 Hickory County, Missouri
15
0.2
31 Hot Spring County, Arkansas
--
--
23 Howard County, Indiana
53
0.07
31 Iowa County, Iowa
--
--
10 Isabella County, Michigan
190
0.35
28 Jefferson County, Missouri
34
0.02
30 Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
9
0
24 Kent County, Michigan
325
0.06
30 King County, Washington
18
0
31 Lake County, Ohio
--
--
22 Lee County, Illinois
28
0.08
14 Livingston Parish, Louisiana
141
0.2
24 Logan County, Arkansas
13
0.06
28 Lorain County, Ohio
56
0.02
30 Los Angeles County, California
58
0
7 Madison County, Missouri
47
0.42
28 Maricopa County, Arizona
504
0.02
31 Marion County, Indiana
--
--
26 Marquette County, Michigan
29
0.04
21 Marshall County, Indiana
37
0.09
9 McDonough County, Illinois
134
0.38
31 McLeod County, Minnesota
--
--
2 Meeker County, Minnesota
178
0.85
11 Miami County, Ohio
279
0.3
31 Mills County, Texas
--
--
29 Monroe County, Indiana
11
0.01
31 Montcalm County, Michigan
--
--
30 Montgomery County, Ohio
27
0
15 Noble County, Indiana
68
0.18
3 Ogle County, Illinois
385
0.84
31 Orleans Parish, Louisiana
--
--
31 Polk County, Missouri
--
--
31 Pueblo County, Colorado
--
--
31 Pulaski County, Arkansas
--
--
16 Randolph County, Arkansas
27
0.16
14 Renville County, Minnesota
35
0.2
31 Richland County, South Carolina
--
--
16 Ripley County, Missouri
20
0.16
31 Rock County, Wisconsin
--
--
15 Saline County, Illinois
49
0.18
31 Santa Clara County, California
--
--
31 Schuyler County, Illinois
--
--
16 Shenandoah County, Virginia
50
0.16
29 St. Charles County, Missouri
16
0.01
31 St. Francois County, Missouri
--
--
25 St. Joseph County, Indiana
135
0.05
31 St. Louis city, Missouri
--
--
28 Stearns County, Minnesota
18
0.02
18 Tama County, Iowa
25
0.14
22 Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
68
0.08
30 Tarrant County, Texas
19
0
26 Tazewell County, Illinois
45
0.04
31 Tippecanoe County, Indiana
--
--
30 Ventura County, California
29
0
5 Warren County, Indiana
45
0.55
8 Warren County, Virginia
101
0.39
27 Winnebago County, Illinois
68
0.03


* 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]