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The Bible Fellowship Church was formed in 1947 by churches withdrawing from the Mennonite Brethren in Christ when the Brethren changed their name to the United Missionary Church and dropped all Mennonite connections. Members see themselves as continuing the tradition of the Mennonite Brethren of Christ.

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 Bible Fellowship Church. 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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Ranking County   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
1 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
2,726
0.78
3 Berks County, Pennsylvania
2,718
0.66
6 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
1,330
0.26
4 Northampton County, Pennsylvania
1,098
0.37
9 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
1,064
0.13
2 Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
684
0.72
10 New Castle County, Delaware
641
0.12
11 Bucks County, Pennsylvania
366
0.06
5 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
365
0.27
9 Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
355
0.13
11 Delaware County, Pennsylvania
316
0.06
8 Monroe County, Pennsylvania
294
0.17
14 Middlesex County, New Jersey
264
0.03
12 York County, Pennsylvania
212
0.05
12 Gloucester County, New Jersey
149
0.05
12 Dutchess County, New York
136
0.05
14 Chester County, Pennsylvania
134
0.03
7 Carbon County, Pennsylvania
126
0.19
13 Sussex County, Delaware
73
0.04
16 Essex County, New Jersey
70
0.01
16 Morris County, New Jersey
68
0.01
11 Adams County, Pennsylvania
63
0.06
16 Monmouth County, New Jersey
54
0.01
12 Warren County, New Jersey
51
0.05
13 Cape May County, New Jersey
43
0.04
13 Windham County, Connecticut
43
0.04
14 Kent County, Delaware
41
0.03
17 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
41
0
16 Ocean County, New Jersey
35
0.01
17 Kings County, New York
34
0
15 Doņa Ana County, New Mexico
32
0.02
14 Putnam County, New York
27
0.03


* 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]