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