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The Churches of God, General Conference was founded in 1825 by John Winebrenner, formerly a minister with the German Reformed Church. It was known for much of its history as the General Eldership of the Churches of God in North America.

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 Churches 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
66 Adams County, Pennsylvania
42
0.05
71 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
44
0
50 Allen County, Indiana
802
0.24
72 Allen County, Ohio
--
--
59 Apache County, Arizona
80
0.12
37 Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
342
0.47
66 Ashland County, Ohio
26
0.05
58 Auglaize County, Ohio
61
0.13
72 Barnstable County, Massachusetts
--
--
72 Bath County, Kentucky
--
--
72 Beaufort County, South Carolina
--
--
67 Beaver County, Pennsylvania
81
0.04
22 Bedford County, Pennsylvania
425
0.85
72 Berks County, Pennsylvania
--
--
32 Blair County, Pennsylvania
816
0.63
12 Bourbon County, Kansas
196
1.27
45 Brooke County, West Virginia
80
0.31
26 Bureau County, Illinois
285
0.8
67 Butler County, Pennsylvania
69
0.04
69 Calhoun County, Michigan
32
0.02
60 Cambria County, Pennsylvania
167
0.11
5 Carroll County, Illinois
506
3.03
58 Carroll County, Maryland
200
0.13
72 Chemung County, New York
--
--
38 Christian County, Illinois
163
0.46
28 Clare County, Michigan
239
0.76
3 Clark County, Illinois
602
3.54
49 Clay County, Iowa
45
0.26
48 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
221
0.27
72 Clermont County, Ohio
--
--
65 Cleveland County, Oklahoma
118
0.06
24 Coal County, Oklahoma
50
0.83
10 Coles County, Illinois
759
1.43
66 Crawford County, Arkansas
26
0.05
72 Crawford County, Illinois
--
--
8 Cumberland County, Illinois
229
2.04
7 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
4,913
2.3
11 Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
3,268
1.3
40 Daviess County, Indiana
122
0.41
35 Defiance County, Ohio
200
0.51
47 DeKalb County, Indiana
114
0.28
72 Delaware County, Indiana
--
--
65 Desha County, Arkansas
9
0.06
72 Elkhart County, Indiana
--
--
29 Fayette County, Pennsylvania
1,115
0.75
57 Fayette County, West Virginia
68
0.14
72 Franklin County, Ohio
--
--
28 Franklin County, Pennsylvania
984
0.76
51 Frederick County, Maryland
449
0.23
41 Fulton County, Pennsylvania
57
0.4
72 Garland County, Arkansas
--
--
53 Garrett County, Maryland
57
0.19
53 Gratiot County, Michigan
82
0.19
37 Greene County, Indiana
155
0.47
54 Greene County, Pennsylvania
69
0.17
27 Grundy County, Iowa
96
0.78
24 Hancock County, Ohio
591
0.83
72 Hancock County, West Virginia
--
--
62 Hardin County, Ohio
30
0.09
33 Henry County, Iowa
114
0.56
56 Henry County, Ohio
44
0.15
72 Holmes County, Ohio
--
--
72 Hudson County, New Jersey
--
--
44 Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
152
0.33
72 Ida County, Iowa
--
--
59 Indiana County, Pennsylvania
107
0.12
72 Jackson County, Missouri
--
--
72 Jefferson County, Missouri
--
--
55 Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
74
0.16
72 Jefferson County, West Virginia
--
--
72 Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
--
--
72 Johnson County, Iowa
--
--
63 Kanawha County, West Virginia
151
0.08
69 Kern County, California
112
0.02
71 Kings County, New York
71
0
23 Kosciusko County, Indiana
621
0.84
30 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
3,229
0.69
58 Lauderdale County, Mississippi
103
0.13
66 Lawrence County, Missouri
18
0.05
46 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
283
0.3
60 Le Flore County, Oklahoma
52
0.11
72 Leake County, Mississippi
--
--
72 Lincoln County, Oklahoma
--
--
72 Lincoln County, West Virginia
--
--
57 Logan County, Arkansas
32
0.14
46 Louisa County, Iowa
36
0.3
68 Lucas County, Ohio
147
0.03
72 Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
--
--
17 Macon County, Illinois
1,263
1.1
31 Madison County, Missouri
78
0.66
61 Marion County, Ohio
64
0.1
14 Marshall County, West Virginia
415
1.17
62 McIntosh County, Oklahoma
18
0.09
63 McKinley County, New Mexico
62
0.08
6 Mercer County, Ohio
1,003
2.45
69 Mercer County, Pennsylvania
30
0.02
72 Miami County, Ohio
--
--
72 Miami-Dade County, Florida
--
--
71 Middlesex County, Massachusetts
65
0
72 Mobile County, Alabama
--
--
55 Montcalm County, Michigan
98
0.16
4 Montgomery County, Arkansas
296
3.2
70 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
70
0.01
43 Moultrie County, Illinois
54
0.38
70 Muskogee County, Oklahoma
4
0.01
64 Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
69
0.07
72 O'Brien County, Iowa
--
--
72 Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
--
--
72 Orange County, Florida
--
--
43 Page County, Iowa
65
0.38
9 Perry County, Pennsylvania
753
1.73
71 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
23
0
25 Piatt County, Illinois
133
0.81
46 Pittsburg County, Oklahoma
133
0.3
72 Placer County, California
--
--
72 Plymouth County, Massachusetts
--
--
53 Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
122
0.19
72 Prince William County, Virginia
--
--
58 Putnam County, Ohio
46
0.13
64 Putnam County, West Virginia
35
0.07
28 Ray County, Missouri
178
0.76
61 Richland County, Ohio
131
0.1
72 Richland County, South Carolina
--
--
72 Riverside County, California
--
--
71 San Diego County, California
130
0
70 San Joaquin County, California
68
0.01
52 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
297
0.2
72 Scioto County, Ohio
--
--
68 Sebastian County, Arkansas
38
0.03
56 Seneca County, Ohio
88
0.15
47 Shelby County, Illinois
63
0.28
71 Solano County, California
7
0
20 Somerset County, Pennsylvania
721
0.9
16 St. Francois County, Missouri
618
1.11
72 St. Louis city, Missouri
--
--
69 Stark County, Ohio
93
0.02
48 Stephenson County, Illinois
131
0.27
68 Stone County, Missouri
10
0.03
15 Sullivan County, Indiana
250
1.15
72 Sussex County, Delaware
--
--
70 Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
12
0.01
72 Taylor County, Iowa
--
--
68 Tulare County, California
119
0.03
68 Tulsa County, Oklahoma
179
0.03
18 Van Wert County, Ohio
297
1
32 Venango County, Pennsylvania
365
0.63
72 Vigo County, Indiana
--
--
12 Wabash County, Indiana
444
1.27
38 Washington County, Iowa
95
0.46
42 Washington County, Maryland
515
0.39
19 Washington County, Missouri
218
0.93
69 Washtenaw County, Michigan
70
0.02
19 Wayne County, Ohio
1,039
0.93
72 Wells County, Indiana
--
--
34 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
2,016
0.54
45 Wetzel County, West Virginia
55
0.31
13 White County, Indiana
317
1.25
2 Whitley County, Indiana
1,376
4.48
67 Will County, Illinois
225
0.04
45 Williams County, Ohio
120
0.31
39 Wilson County, Kansas
43
0.42
60 Wood County, Ohio
137
0.11
1 Woodson County, Kansas
178
4.7
21 Wyandot County, Ohio
201
0.88
61 Yell County, Arkansas
21
0.1
36 York County, Pennsylvania
1,890
0.5
52 Yuba County, California
119
0.2


* 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]