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The Christian Union is an evangelical Protestant body organized in 1864.

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 Christian Union. 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 Ray County, Missouri
1,068
4.57
2 Adams County, Ohio
537
1.96
6 Shelby County, Indiana
413
0.95
22 Licking County, Ohio
381
0.26
24 Clay County, Missouri
380
0.21
14 Ross County, Ohio
373
0.51
7 Fulton County, Ohio
339
0.81
5 Pike County, Ohio
326
1.18
9 Warren County, Iowa
282
0.69
18 Garfield County, Oklahoma
206
0.36
16 Williams County, Ohio
177
0.45
3 Harrison County, Missouri
160
1.81
13 Van Wert County, Ohio
156
0.53
10 Wyandot County, Ohio
155
0.68
19 Highland County, Ohio
139
0.34
8 Rush County, Indiana
139
0.76
4 Caldwell County, Missouri
121
1.35
27 Scioto County, Ohio
107
0.14
24 Auglaize County, Ohio
100
0.21
32 Fairfield County, Ohio
100
0.08
23 Pulaski County, Missouri
96
0.23
25 Logan County, Ohio
94
0.2
25 Dearborn County, Indiana
92
0.2
23 Montgomery County, Indiana
88
0.23
38 Montgomery County, Ohio
77
0.01
12 Keokuk County, Iowa
68
0.6
25 Lincoln County, Oklahoma
64
0.2
38 Franklin County, Ohio
62
0.01
34 Allen County, Ohio
61
0.06
38 Jackson County, Missouri
56
0.01
27 Lawrence County, Missouri
51
0.14
17 Vinton County, Ohio
51
0.4
11 Major County, Oklahoma
49
0.65
38 Allen County, Indiana
46
0.01
36 Washington County, Arkansas
45
0.03
24 Clinton County, Missouri
40
0.21
26 Jennings County, Indiana
40
0.15
21 Kingfisher County, Oklahoma
39
0.28
33 Christian County, Missouri
38
0.07
29 Perry County, Ohio
38
0.11
34 Washington County, Ohio
38
0.06
36 Delaware County, Ohio
37
0.03
28 Henry County, Ohio
35
0.12
38 Jefferson County, Alabama
35
0.01
19 Clarke County, Iowa
31
0.34
39 Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
30
0
15 Alfalfa County, Oklahoma
29
0.48
20 Lucas County, Iowa
29
0.31
32 Barry County, Missouri
28
0.08
31 Stone County, Missouri
25
0.09
34 Dallas County, Iowa
23
0.06
36 Bartholomew County, Indiana
22
0.03
27 Madison County, Iowa
20
0.14
23 Newton County, Arkansas
20
0.23
30 Monroe County, Ohio
15
0.1
35 Putnam County, Ohio
15
0.04
37 Walker County, Alabama
15
0.02
36 Sequoyah County, Oklahoma
10
0.03
34 Madison County, Arkansas
8
0.06
40 Brown County, Ohio
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40 Clinton County, Ohio
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40 Cole County, Missouri
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40 Hardin County, Ohio
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40 Paulding County, Ohio
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40 Warren County, Ohio
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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]