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The U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches was founded by Pastor Edward Wuest in 1860 and came to the United States in 1879 under the leadership of Abraham Schellenberg.

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 U.S. Mennonite Brethren. 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 Marion County, Kansas
1,490
11.77
2 Major County, Oklahoma
856
11.37
3 Potter County, South Dakota
138
5.93
4 Washita County, Oklahoma
583
5.01
5 Wells County, North Dakota
137
3.26
6 Beadle County, South Dakota
519
2.98
7 Sully County, South Dakota
36
2.62
8 Grant County, Kansas
149
1.9
9 Perkins County, Nebraska
52
1.75
10 Custer County, Oklahoma
468
1.7
11 Hutchinson County, South Dakota
119
1.62
12 Beaver County, Oklahoma
91
1.61
13 York County, Nebraska
169
1.24
14 McPherson County, Kansas
359
1.23
14 Valley County, Montana
91
1.23
15 Harvey County, Kansas
411
1.18
16 Sherburne County, Minnesota
1,021
1.15
17 Gray County, Kansas
64
1.07
18 Reno County, Kansas
681
1.06
19 Cottonwood County, Minnesota
112
0.96
20 Finney County, Kansas
343
0.93
21 Searcy County, Arkansas
63
0.77
22 Ellis County, Kansas
208
0.73
23 Roosevelt County, Montana
68
0.65
24 Garfield County, Oklahoma
386
0.64
25 Clark County, Washington
2,419
0.57
26 Fresno County, California
4,963
0.53
27 Whatcom County, Washington
950
0.47
28 Blaine County, Oklahoma
54
0.45
29 Marion County, Oregon
1,259
0.4
30 Multnomah County, Oregon
2,728
0.37
30 Pierce County, Washington
2,971
0.37
31 Tulare County, California
1,503
0.34
32 Lincoln County, South Dakota
147
0.33
33 Spokane County, Washington
1,524
0.32
34 Starr County, Texas
189
0.31
35 Kern County, California
2,332
0.28
36 Caldwell County, North Carolina
207
0.25
36 Glenn County, California
69
0.25
36 Texas County, Oklahoma
52
0.25
37 Polk County, Oregon
160
0.21
38 Sedgwick County, Kansas
998
0.2
39 Sarpy County, Nebraska
241
0.15
40 Ward County, North Dakota
81
0.13
41 Comanche County, Oklahoma
143
0.12
41 Pennington County, South Dakota
125
0.12
41 Shawnee County, Kansas
209
0.12
42 Madera County, California
172
0.11
42 Tulsa County, Oklahoma
645
0.11
43 Arapahoe County, Colorado
587
0.1
43 Sacramento County, California
1,407
0.1
44 San Benito County, California
51
0.09
44 Santa Clara County, California
1,639
0.09
44 Watauga County, North Carolina
47
0.09
45 Johnson County, Kansas
460
0.08
46 Josephine County, Oregon
51
0.06
46 Lancaster County, Nebraska
169
0.06
46 Salt Lake County, Utah
651
0.06
47 San Joaquin County, California
376
0.05
47 Snohomish County, Washington
379
0.05
48 Dakota County, Minnesota
138
0.03
48 Douglas County, Nebraska
145
0.03
48 Hidalgo County, Texas
214
0.03
48 Jefferson County, Colorado
183
0.03
48 King County, Washington
576
0.03
48 Kings County, California
51
0.03
48 Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
204
0.03
49 Burke County, North Carolina
14
0.02
49 Douglas County, Colorado
59
0.02
49 Minnehaha County, South Dakota
39
0.02
49 Wilkes County, North Carolina
17
0.02
50 Denver County, Colorado
46
0.01
50 Lane County, Oregon
24
0.01
50 Los Angeles County, California
1,088
0.01
50 Orange County, California
430
0.01
50 Santa Cruz County, California
39
0.01
51 Gwinnett County, Georgia
0
0
51 Jackson County, Missouri
12
0
51 Maricopa County, Arizona
30
0
51 Riverside County, California
0
0
51 San Bernardino County, California
26
0
51 San Diego County, California
21
0
51 Shannon County, South Dakota
0
0
51 Suffolk County, New York
0
0
51 Washington County, Oregon
0
0
51 Washington County, Utah
0
0
51 Yolo County, California
0
0
52 Alameda County, California
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52 Avery County, North Carolina
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52 Benton County, Arkansas
--
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52 Burleigh County, North Dakota
--
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52 Carver County, Minnesota
--
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52 Cavalier County, North Dakota
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52 Cook County, Illinois
--
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52 El Dorado County, California
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52 Hanson County, South Dakota
--
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52 Hennepin County, Minnesota
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52 Jefferson County, Kansas
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52 Jim Wells County, Texas
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52 Kit Carson County, Colorado
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52 Kitsap County, Washington
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52 Kleberg County, Texas
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52 McClain County, Oklahoma
--
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52 McCook County, South Dakota
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52 McHenry County, North Dakota
--
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52 Merced County, California
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52 Osage County, Oklahoma
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52 Placer County, California
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52 Pottawatomie County, Kansas
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52 Queens County, New York
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52 Randall County, Texas
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52 Riley County, Kansas
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52 Sheridan County, North Dakota
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52 Spink County, South Dakota
--
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52 Turner County, South Dakota
--
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52 Webb County, Texas
--
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52 Yuma County, Colorado
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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]