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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.

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2010
Rank
2000
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1990
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Percent
2010
Percent
2000
Percent
1990
1 2 1 Whitley County, Indiana
4.81
4.48
4.4
71 4 2 Montgomery County, Arkansas
--
3.2
3.75
3 3 3 Clark County, Illinois
2.9
3.54
3.41
5 5 4 Carroll County, Illinois
2.52
3.03
3.08
71 72 5 Bath County, Kentucky
--
--
2.85
4 1 6 Woodson County, Kansas
2.66
4.7
2.55
7 7 7 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
2.05
2.3
2.4
71 72 8 Ida County, Iowa
--
--
2.13
17 8 9 Cumberland County, Illinois
0.94
2.04
2.06
8 9 10 Perry County, Pennsylvania
1.88
1.73
1.94
22 16 11 St. Francois County, Missouri
0.74
1.11
1.72
9 6 12 Mercer County, Ohio
1.86
2.45
1.43
11 17 13 Macon County, Illinois
1.52
1.1
1.4
24 25 13 Piatt County, Illinois
0.71
0.81
1.4
16 24 14 Hancock County, Ohio
0.98
0.83
1.32
47 14 15 Marshall County, West Virginia
0.27
1.17
1.28
43 19 16 Washington County, Missouri
0.32
0.93
1.25
14 11 17 Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
1.06
1.3
1.24
15 10 18 Coles County, Illinois
1.01
1.43
1.22
18 21 19 Wyandot County, Ohio
0.9
0.88
1.2
42 19 20 Wayne County, Ohio
0.34
0.93
0.97
55 46 21 Louisa County, Iowa
0.17
0.3
0.95
55 53 22 Garrett County, Maryland
0.17
0.19
0.9
25 32 22 Venango County, Pennsylvania
0.65
0.63
0.9
21 27 23 Grundy County, Iowa
0.78
0.78
0.88
29 30 24 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
0.58
0.69
0.85
37 28 24 Ray County, Missouri
0.43
0.76
0.85
10 13 25 White County, Indiana
1.54
1.25
0.84
17 22 26 Bedford County, Pennsylvania
0.94
0.85
0.83
6 12 27 Wabash County, Indiana
2.47
1.27
0.76
70 39 28 Wilson County, Kansas
0
0.42
0.75
13 26 29 Bureau County, Illinois
1.16
0.8
0.72
19 28 30 Franklin County, Pennsylvania
0.88
0.76
0.71
2 18 30 Van Wert County, Ohio
3.82
1
0.71
26 32 31 Blair County, Pennsylvania
0.63
0.63
0.7
71 24 32 Coal County, Oklahoma
--
0.83
0.69
23 20 33 Somerset County, Pennsylvania
0.72
0.9
0.67
41 47 34 DeKalb County, Indiana
0.35
0.28
0.62
31 29 35 Fayette County, Pennsylvania
0.54
0.75
0.61
62 54 36 Greene County, Pennsylvania
0.09
0.17
0.59
64 44 36 Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
0.07
0.33
0.59
38 42 36 Washington County, Maryland
0.42
0.39
0.59
55 28 37 Clare County, Michigan
0.17
0.76
0.56
71 72 38 Wells County, Indiana
--
--
0.55
28 23 39 Kosciusko County, Indiana
0.59
0.84
0.54
33 34 39 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
0.48
0.54
0.54
27 37 40 Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
0.61
0.47
0.49
40 35 40 Defiance County, Ohio
0.37
0.51
0.49
71 68 40 Stone County, Missouri
--
0.03
0.49
34 38 41 Christian County, Illinois
0.47
0.46
0.47
39 43 42 Page County, Iowa
0.39
0.38
0.46
71 72 43 Miami County, Ohio
--
--
0.45
30 37 44 Greene County, Indiana
0.56
0.47
0.42
56 51 45 Frederick County, Maryland
0.15
0.23
0.39
46 62 46 McIntosh County, Oklahoma
0.28
0.09
0.37
20 41 47 Fulton County, Pennsylvania
0.82
0.4
0.33
67 66 47 Lawrence County, Missouri
0.03
0.05
0.33
54 50 48 Allen County, Indiana
0.18
0.24
0.32
38 36 48 York County, Pennsylvania
0.42
0.5
0.32
53 72 49 O'Brien County, Iowa
0.19
--
0.31
52 48 50 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
0.2
0.27
0.3
36 40 51 Daviess County, Indiana
0.44
0.41
0.28
54 52 52 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
0.18
0.2
0.27
35 38 52 Washington County, Iowa
0.45
0.46
0.27
48 33 53 Henry County, Iowa
0.26
0.56
0.25
63 47 53 Shelby County, Illinois
0.08
0.28
0.25
45 48 53 Stephenson County, Illinois
0.29
0.27
0.25
67 55 54 Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
0.03
0.16
0.24
58 56 55 Henry County, Ohio
0.13
0.15
0.23
71 45 56 Wetzel County, West Virginia
--
0.31
0.22
63 46 57 Pittsburg County, Oklahoma
0.08
0.3
0.19
71 62 58 Hardin County, Ohio
--
0.09
0.18
50 53 58 Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
0.23
0.19
0.18
62 58 59 Carroll County, Maryland
0.09
0.13
0.16
56 57 59 Fayette County, West Virginia
0.15
0.14
0.16
71 72 60 Elkhart County, Indiana
--
--
0.15
71 72 60 Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
--
--
0.15
71 43 61 Moultrie County, Illinois
--
0.38
0.14
66 67 62 Beaver County, Pennsylvania
0.04
0.04
0.13
68 65 62 Cleveland County, Oklahoma
0.02
0.06
0.13
49 56 62 Seneca County, Ohio
0.24
0.15
0.13
71 72 63 Hancock County, West Virginia
--
--
0.12
56 60 63 Le Flore County, Oklahoma
0.15
0.11
0.12
63 66 64 Ashland County, Ohio
0.08
0.05
0.11
61 60 64 Wood County, Ohio
0.1
0.11
0.11
44 53 65 Gratiot County, Michigan
0.31
0.19
0.1
65 63 65 Kanawha County, West Virginia
0.06
0.08
0.1
71 64 65 Putnam County, West Virginia
--
0.07
0.1
59 61 65 Richland County, Ohio
0.12
0.1
0.1
70 58 66 Lauderdale County, Mississippi
0
0.13
0.09
70 57 66 Logan County, Arkansas
0
0.14
0.09
70 63 66 McKinley County, New Mexico
0
0.08
0.09
65 64 66 Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
0.06
0.07
0.09
69 70 66 Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
0.01
0.01
0.09
53 45 67 Williams County, Ohio
0.19
0.31
0.08
67 66 68 Crawford County, Arkansas
0.03
0.05
0.07
71 65 68 Desha County, Arkansas
--
0.06
0.07
71 72 68 Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
--
--
0.07
62 55 68 Montcalm County, Michigan
0.09
0.16
0.07
71 72 69 Allen County, Ohio
--
--
0.06
71 72 70 Clermont County, Ohio
--
--
0.05
71 72 70 Garland County, Arkansas
--
--
0.05
71 72 70 Lincoln County, Oklahoma
--
--
0.05
69 69 70 Mercer County, Pennsylvania
0.01
0.02
0.05
66 59 71 Indiana County, Pennsylvania
0.04
0.12
0.04
71 72 71 Jefferson County, West Virginia
--
--
0.04
71 72 71 Johnson County, Iowa
--
--
0.04
69 69 72 Calhoun County, Michigan
0.01
0.02
0.03
57 60 72 Cambria County, Pennsylvania
0.14
0.11
0.03
68 70 72 Muskogee County, Oklahoma
0.02
0.01
0.03
71 72 72 Placer County, California
--
--
0.03
65 68 72 Tulsa County, Oklahoma
0.06
0.03
0.03
71 72 73 Jefferson County, Missouri
--
--
0.02
71 69 73 Kern County, California
--
0.02
0.02
71 72 73 Lincoln County, West Virginia
--
--
0.02
65 68 73 Lucas County, Ohio
0.06
0.03
0.02
68 68 73 Tulare County, California
0.02
0.03
0.02
51 52 73 Yuba County, California
0.21
0.2
0.02
70 72 74 Franklin County, Ohio
0
--
0.01
71 72 74 Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
--
--
0.01
71 68 74 Sebastian County, Arkansas
--
0.03
0.01
70 71 74 Solano County, California
0
0
0.01
71 69 74 Stark County, Ohio
--
0.02
0.01
70 71 75 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
0
0
0
70 59 75 Apache County, Arizona
0
0.12
0
71 72 75 Leake County, Mississippi
--
--
0
71 72 75 Mobile County, Alabama
--
--
0
69 71 75 San Diego County, California
0.01
0
0
69 70 75 San Joaquin County, California
0.01
0.01
0
71 72 75 St. Louis city, Missouri
--
--
0
71 66 76 Adams County, Pennsylvania
--
0.05
--
59 58 76 Auglaize County, Ohio
0.12
0.13
--
68 72 76 Barnstable County, Massachusetts
0.02
--
--
70 72 76 Beaufort County, South Carolina
0
--
--
70 72 76 Berks County, Pennsylvania
0
--
--
32 12 76 Bourbon County, Kansas
0.53
1.27
--
51 45 76 Brooke County, West Virginia
0.21
0.31
--
65 67 76 Butler County, Pennsylvania
0.06
0.04
--
65 72 76 Chemung County, New York
0.06
--
--
71 49 76 Clay County, Iowa
--
0.26
--
60 72 76 Crawford County, Illinois
0.11
--
--
53 72 76 Delaware County, Indiana
0.19
--
--
63 72 76 Holmes County, Ohio
0.08
--
--
70 72 76 Hudson County, New Jersey
0
--
--
70 72 76 Jackson County, Missouri
0
--
--
70 71 76 Kings County, New York
0
0
--
55 46 76 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
0.17
0.3
--
46 31 76 Madison County, Missouri
0.28
0.66
--
62 61 76 Marion County, Ohio
0.09
0.1
--
70 72 76 Miami-Dade County, Florida
0
--
--
70 71 76 Middlesex County, Massachusetts
0
0
--
71 70 76 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
--
0.01
--
69 72 76 Orange County, Florida
0.01
--
--
70 71 76 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
0
0
--
69 72 76 Plymouth County, Massachusetts
0.01
--
--
68 72 76 Prince William County, Virginia
0.02
--
--
71 58 76 Putnam County, Ohio
--
0.13
--
70 72 76 Richland County, South Carolina
0
--
--
70 72 76 Riverside County, California
0
--
--
48 72 76 Scioto County, Ohio
0.26
--
--
12 15 76 Sullivan County, Indiana
1.43
1.15
--
70 72 76 Sussex County, Delaware
0
--
--
70 72 76 Taylor County, Iowa
0
--
--
70 72 76 Vigo County, Indiana
0
--
--
71 69 76 Washtenaw County, Michigan
--
0.02
--
69 67 76 Will County, Illinois
0.01
0.04
--
71 61 76 Yell County, Arkansas
--
0.1
--


* 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]