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


* 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]