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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
1 Whitley County, Indiana
1,601
4.81
2 Van Wert County, Ohio
1,099
3.82
3 Clark County, Illinois
474
2.9
4 Woodson County, Kansas
88
2.66
5 Carroll County, Illinois
388
2.52
6 Wabash County, Indiana
812
2.47
7 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
4,817
2.05
8 Perry County, Pennsylvania
864
1.88
9 Mercer County, Ohio
759
1.86
10 White County, Indiana
379
1.54
11 Macon County, Illinois
1,686
1.52
12 Sullivan County, Indiana
308
1.43
13 Bureau County, Illinois
404
1.16
14 Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
2,831
1.06
15 Coles County, Illinois
542
1.01
16 Hancock County, Ohio
735
0.98
17 Bedford County, Pennsylvania
467
0.94
17 Cumberland County, Illinois
104
0.94
18 Wyandot County, Ohio
204
0.9
19 Franklin County, Pennsylvania
1,322
0.88
20 Fulton County, Pennsylvania
122
0.82
21 Grundy County, Iowa
97
0.78
22 St. Francois County, Missouri
486
0.74
23 Somerset County, Pennsylvania
556
0.72
24 Piatt County, Illinois
119
0.71
25 Venango County, Pennsylvania
360
0.65
26 Blair County, Pennsylvania
799
0.63
27 Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
421
0.61
28 Kosciusko County, Indiana
457
0.59
29 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
3,002
0.58
30 Greene County, Indiana
186
0.56
31 Fayette County, Pennsylvania
742
0.54
32 Bourbon County, Kansas
80
0.53
33 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
1,747
0.48
34 Christian County, Illinois
164
0.47
35 Washington County, Iowa
97
0.45
36 Daviess County, Indiana
139
0.44
37 Ray County, Missouri
102
0.43
38 Washington County, Maryland
625
0.42
38 York County, Pennsylvania
1,830
0.42
39 Page County, Iowa
62
0.39
40 Defiance County, Ohio
143
0.37
41 DeKalb County, Indiana
147
0.35
42 Wayne County, Ohio
392
0.34
43 Washington County, Missouri
81
0.32
44 Gratiot County, Michigan
131
0.31
45 Stephenson County, Illinois
136
0.29
46 Madison County, Missouri
34
0.28
46 McIntosh County, Oklahoma
56
0.28
47 Marshall County, West Virginia
89
0.27
48 Henry County, Iowa
52
0.26
48 Scioto County, Ohio
206
0.26
49 Seneca County, Ohio
136
0.24
50 Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
161
0.23
51 Brooke County, West Virginia
51
0.21
51 Yuba County, California
150
0.21
52 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
164
0.2
53 Delaware County, Indiana
218
0.19
53 O'Brien County, Iowa
28
0.19
53 Williams County, Ohio
71
0.19
54 Allen County, Indiana
655
0.18
54 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
264
0.18
55 Clare County, Michigan
53
0.17
55 Garrett County, Maryland
51
0.17
55 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
158
0.17
55 Louisa County, Iowa
19
0.17
56 Fayette County, West Virginia
68
0.15
56 Frederick County, Maryland
361
0.15
56 Le Flore County, Oklahoma
78
0.15
57 Cambria County, Pennsylvania
200
0.14
58 Henry County, Ohio
36
0.13
59 Auglaize County, Ohio
53
0.12
59 Richland County, Ohio
151
0.12
60 Crawford County, Illinois
22
0.11
61 Wood County, Ohio
128
0.1
62 Carroll County, Maryland
148
0.09
62 Greene County, Pennsylvania
36
0.09
62 Marion County, Ohio
61
0.09
62 Montcalm County, Michigan
55
0.09
63 Ashland County, Ohio
45
0.08
63 Holmes County, Ohio
34
0.08
63 Pittsburg County, Oklahoma
37
0.08
63 Shelby County, Illinois
18
0.08
64 Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
30
0.07
65 Butler County, Pennsylvania
115
0.06
65 Chemung County, New York
54
0.06
65 Kanawha County, West Virginia
115
0.06
65 Lucas County, Ohio
257
0.06
65 Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
54
0.06
65 Tulsa County, Oklahoma
376
0.06
66 Beaver County, Pennsylvania
67
0.04
66 Indiana County, Pennsylvania
36
0.04
67 Crawford County, Arkansas
18
0.03
67 Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
14
0.03
67 Lawrence County, Missouri
10
0.03
68 Barnstable County, Massachusetts
37
0.02
68 Cleveland County, Oklahoma
59
0.02
68 Muskogee County, Oklahoma
16
0.02
68 Prince William County, Virginia
72
0.02
68 Tulare County, California
67
0.02
69 Calhoun County, Michigan
20
0.01
69 Mercer County, Pennsylvania
8
0.01
69 Orange County, Florida
65
0.01
69 Plymouth County, Massachusetts
49
0.01
69 San Diego County, California
183
0.01
69 San Joaquin County, California
36
0.01
69 Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
12
0.01
69 Will County, Illinois
45
0.01
70 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
33
0
70 Apache County, Arizona
0
0
70 Beaufort County, South Carolina
0
0
70 Berks County, Pennsylvania
0
0
70 Franklin County, Ohio
0
0
70 Hudson County, New Jersey
0
0
70 Jackson County, Missouri
0
0
70 Kings County, New York
77
0
70 Lauderdale County, Mississippi
0
0
70 Logan County, Arkansas
0
0
70 McKinley County, New Mexico
0
0
70 Miami-Dade County, Florida
0
0
70 Middlesex County, Massachusetts
63
0
70 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
0
0
70 Richland County, South Carolina
0
0
70 Riverside County, California
79
0
70 Solano County, California
10
0
70 Sussex County, Delaware
0
0
70 Taylor County, Iowa
0
0
70 Vigo County, Indiana
0
0
70 Wilson County, Kansas
0
0
71 Adams County, Pennsylvania
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71 Allen County, Ohio
--
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71 Bath County, Kentucky
--
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71 Clay County, Iowa
--
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71 Clermont County, Ohio
--
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71 Coal County, Oklahoma
--
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71 Desha County, Arkansas
--
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71 Elkhart County, Indiana
--
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71 Garland County, Arkansas
--
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71 Hancock County, West Virginia
--
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71 Hardin County, Ohio
--
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71 Ida County, Iowa
--
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71 Jefferson County, Missouri
--
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71 Jefferson County, West Virginia
--
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71 Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
--
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71 Johnson County, Iowa
--
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71 Kern County, California
--
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71 Leake County, Mississippi
--
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71 Lincoln County, Oklahoma
--
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71 Lincoln County, West Virginia
--
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71 Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
--
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71 Miami County, Ohio
--
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71 Mobile County, Alabama
--
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71 Montgomery County, Arkansas
--
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71 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
--
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71 Moultrie County, Illinois
--
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71 Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
--
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71 Placer County, California
--
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71 Putnam County, Ohio
--
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71 Putnam County, West Virginia
--
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71 Sebastian County, Arkansas
--
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71 St. Louis city, Missouri
--
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71 Stark County, Ohio
--
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71 Stone County, Missouri
--
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71 Washtenaw County, Michigan
--
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71 Wells County, Indiana
--
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71 Wetzel County, West Virginia
--
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71 Yell County, Arkansas
--
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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]