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The Friends United Meeting was founded by the more programmed and "orthodox" tradition among Friends in 1902. At first known as the Five Years Meeting of Friends, it assumed its present name in 1965.

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 Friends United Meeting. 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 Randolph County, Indiana
878
3.35
2 Yadkin County, North Carolina
1,029
2.68
3 Hardin County, Iowa
448
2.56
4 Parke County, Indiana
395
2.28
5 Randolph County, North Carolina
2,924
2.06
6 Jefferson County, Iowa
329
1.95
7 Clinton County, Ohio
728
1.73
8 Perquimans County, North Carolina
207
1.54
9 Henry County, Indiana
752
1.52
10 Wabash County, Indiana
483
1.47
11 Keokuk County, Iowa
144
1.37
12 Mahaska County, Iowa
288
1.29
13 Marshall County, Iowa
518
1.27
14 Henry County, Iowa
226
1.12
14 Orange County, Indiana
222
1.12
15 Grant County, Indiana
781
1.11
16 Howard County, Indiana
908
1.1
17 Guthrie County, Iowa
118
1.08
18 Highland County, Ohio
457
1.05
19 Jasper County, Iowa
370
1
20 Poweshiek County, Iowa
180
0.95
21 Southampton County, Virginia
167
0.9
22 Warren County, Iowa
393
0.85
23 Cedar County, Iowa
138
0.75
24 Surry County, North Carolina
515
0.7
25 Chatham County, North Carolina
348
0.55
25 Wayne County, Indiana
378
0.55
26 Washington County, Iowa
109
0.5
27 Wayne County, North Carolina
549
0.45
28 Hendricks County, Indiana
625
0.43
29 Clarke County, Iowa
38
0.41
29 Vermillion County, Indiana
67
0.41
30 Alamance County, North Carolina
544
0.36
30 Vermilion County, Illinois
290
0.36
31 Guilford County, North Carolina
1,677
0.34
32 Miami County, Indiana
123
0.33
32 Monroe County, Tennessee
149
0.33
33 Hamilton County, Indiana
833
0.3
34 Union County, Indiana
22
0.29
35 Morgan County, Indiana
194
0.28
36 Jay County, Indiana
55
0.26
36 Washington County, Indiana
74
0.26
37 Dallas County, Iowa
157
0.24
37 Rush County, Indiana
42
0.24
38 Bartholomew County, Indiana
160
0.21
38 Hancock County, Indiana
144
0.21
38 Osage County, Oklahoma
100
0.21
39 Cass County, Michigan
98
0.19
39 Dickinson County, Iowa
32
0.19
40 Winneshiek County, Iowa
35
0.17
41 Delaware County, Indiana
179
0.15
41 Moore County, North Carolina
135
0.15
42 Greene County, Ohio
207
0.13
42 Muscatine County, Iowa
55
0.13
42 Sauk County, Wisconsin
78
0.13
42 Tipton County, Indiana
21
0.13
42 Van Wert County, Ohio
38
0.13
43 Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
51
0.12
44 Marion County, Indiana
1,036
0.11
44 Sedgwick County, Kansas
556
0.11
45 Carroll County, Virginia
30
0.1
45 Kosciusko County, Indiana
76
0.1
45 Madison County, Indiana
128
0.1
45 Shelby County, Indiana
44
0.1
46 Grand Traverse County, Michigan
82
0.09
46 Harnett County, North Carolina
105
0.09
47 Forsyth County, North Carolina
247
0.07
47 Iredell County, North Carolina
108
0.07
47 Suffolk city, Virginia
59
0.07
48 Jefferson County, Tennessee
32
0.06
48 Preble County, Ohio
27
0.06
49 Auglaize County, Ohio
21
0.05
49 Blount County, Tennessee
60
0.05
49 Door County, Wisconsin
15
0.05
49 Miami County, Ohio
54
0.05
50 Davidson County, North Carolina
66
0.04
50 Scott County, Iowa
63
0.04
51 Polk County, Iowa
115
0.03
52 Allen County, Ohio
22
0.02
52 Montgomery County, Indiana
7
0.02
53 Hamilton County, Ohio
84
0.01
53 Knox County, Tennessee
36
0.01
53 Mercer County, Ohio
5
0.01
53 Ottawa County, Oklahoma
4
0.01
53 Union County, North Carolina
17
0.01
54 Alameda County, California
34
0
54 Buffalo County, Nebraska
0
0
54 Cook County, Illinois
34
0
54 Davidson County, Tennessee
0
0
54 Greene County, Iowa
0
0
54 Kern County, California
13
0
54 Los Angeles County, California
417
0
54 Miami-Dade County, Florida
0
0
54 Montgomery County, Ohio
18
0
54 Ross County, Ohio
2
0
54 Tama County, Iowa
0
0
54 Vanderburgh County, Indiana
4
0
54 Washington County, Alabama
0
0


* 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]