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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
27 Anderson County, South Carolina
75
0.05
33 Baraga County, Michigan
--
--
5 Benton County, Iowa
93
0.37
31 Black Hawk County, Iowa
18
0.01
33 Brown County, Illinois
--
--
33 Buena Vista County, Iowa
--
--
18 Caldwell County, North Carolina
106
0.14
33 Cameron County, Texas
--
--
22 Cass County, Missouri
85
0.1
26 Champaign County, Ohio
24
0.06
33 Chelan County, Washington
--
--
30 Clark County, Illinois
4
0.02
23 Clark County, Ohio
134
0.09
29 Clayton County, Georgia
79
0.03
20 Clinton County, Indiana
40
0.12
20 Conway County, Arkansas
25
0.12
25 Coryell County, Texas
55
0.07
33 Cowley County, Kansas
--
--
32 Cuyahoga County, Ohio
43
0
10 Dade County, Missouri
20
0.25
32 Davidson County, Tennessee
25
0
33 Dodge County, Nebraska
--
--
30 Douglas County, Nebraska
111
0.02
7 Douglas County, Washington
104
0.32
33 Dunn County, Wisconsin
--
--
32 DuPage County, Illinois
32
0
31 East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
21
0.01
32 Fairfax County, Virginia
11
0
21 Faulkner County, Arkansas
95
0.11
29 Fayette County, Georgia
30
0.03
33 Franklin County, Ohio
--
--
33 Fulton County, Ohio
--
--
33 Furnas County, Nebraska
--
--
33 Garland County, Arkansas
--
--
31 Greene County, Missouri
14
0.01
17 Greenville County, South Carolina
553
0.15
33 Gwinnett County, Georgia
--
--
33 Hamilton County, Iowa
--
--
29 Henderson County, North Carolina
27
0.03
33 Hendricks County, Indiana
--
--
31 Hennepin County, Minnesota
95
0.01
23 Henry County, Georgia
113
0.09
33 Henry County, Indiana
--
--
16 Hickory County, Missouri
14
0.16
18 Hot Spring County, Arkansas
43
0.14
27 Howard County, Indiana
42
0.05
33 Iowa County, Iowa
--
--
13 Isabella County, Michigan
124
0.2
30 Jefferson County, Missouri
45
0.02
33 Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
--
--
28 Kent County, Michigan
246
0.04
32 King County, Washington
15
0
31 Lake County, Ohio
21
0.01
27 Lee County, Illinois
17
0.05
21 Livingston Parish, Louisiana
98
0.11
24 Logan County, Arkansas
19
0.08
30 Lorain County, Ohio
44
0.02
32 Los Angeles County, California
33
0
6 Madison County, Missouri
42
0.36
32 Maricopa County, Arizona
109
0
33 Marion County, Indiana
--
--
31 Marquette County, Michigan
7
0.01
14 Marshall County, Indiana
81
0.18
11 McDonough County, Illinois
78
0.24
33 McLeod County, Minnesota
--
--
1 Meeker County, Minnesota
162
0.72
8 Miami County, Ohio
297
0.3
33 Mills County, Texas
--
--
33 Monroe County, Indiana
--
--
19 Montcalm County, Michigan
80
0.13
33 Montgomery County, Ohio
--
--
33 Noble County, Indiana
--
--
2 Ogle County, Illinois
271
0.53
33 Orleans Parish, Louisiana
--
--
28 Polk County, Missouri
12
0.04
32 Pueblo County, Colorado
6
0
31 Pulaski County, Arkansas
24
0.01
33 Randolph County, Arkansas
--
--
12 Renville County, Minnesota
37
0.22
32 Richland County, South Carolina
8
0
22 Ripley County, Missouri
14
0.1
30 Rock County, Wisconsin
32
0.02
15 Saline County, Illinois
45
0.17
33 Santa Clara County, California
--
--
3 Schuyler County, Illinois
33
0.46
20 Shenandoah County, Virginia
41
0.12
33 St. Charles County, Missouri
--
--
26 St. Francois County, Missouri
33
0.06
28 St. Joseph County, Indiana
105
0.04
33 St. Louis city, Missouri
--
--
31 Stearns County, Minnesota
18
0.01
26 Tama County, Iowa
10
0.06
20 Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
119
0.12
33 Tarrant County, Texas
--
--
28 Tazewell County, Illinois
45
0.04
33 Tippecanoe County, Indiana
--
--
32 Ventura County, California
34
0
4 Warren County, Indiana
37
0.44
9 Warren County, Virginia
85
0.27
22 Winnebago County, Illinois
267
0.1


* 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]