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This church is the outgrowth of several independent local groups of similar faith, some in existence as early as 1800; others date their beginnings from the arrival of British immigrants to this country around 1847. These diverse groups shared in general Adventist theology. A national organization was instituted in 1888 and 1889; however, because of strong convictions relating to congregational rights and authority, the national body ceased to function until 1921, when the present general conference was formed at Waterloo, Iowa. The corporate name today is Church of God General Conference, Morrow, Georgia.

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 Church of God General Conference. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.

Complete List

Rank
2010
Rank
2000
Rank
1990
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1980
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Percent
2010
Percent
2000
Percent
1990
Percent
1980
22 27 12 19 Anderson County, South Carolina
0.01
0.05
0.27
0.21
24 33 31 8 Baraga County, Michigan
--
--
--
0.51
6 5 13 38 Benton County, Iowa
0.26
0.37
0.26
--
22 31 29 33 Black Hawk County, Iowa
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.04
24 33 1 1 Brown County, Illinois
--
--
1.59
1.66
24 33 31 27 Buena Vista County, Iowa
--
--
--
0.1
12 18 17 21 Caldwell County, North Carolina
0.11
0.14
0.15
0.19
24 33 29 35 Cameron County, Texas
--
--
0.01
0.02
16 22 20 22 Cass County, Missouri
0.07
0.1
0.12
0.16
20 26 26 38 Champaign County, Ohio
0.03
0.06
0.04
--
24 33 6 12 Chelan County, Washington
--
--
0.47
0.36
24 30 24 16 Clark County, Illinois
--
0.02
0.06
0.26
9 23 18 22 Clark County, Ohio
0.14
0.09
0.14
0.16
24 29 31 38 Clayton County, Georgia
--
0.03
--
--
10 20 19 20 Clinton County, Indiana
0.13
0.12
0.13
0.2
19 20 21 17 Conway County, Arkansas
0.04
0.12
0.09
0.25
14 25 24 29 Coryell County, Texas
0.09
0.07
0.06
0.08
24 33 26 32 Cowley County, Kansas
--
--
0.04
0.05
23 32 30 36 Cuyahoga County, Ohio
0
0
0
0.01
15 10 7 4 Dade County, Missouri
0.08
0.25
0.42
0.64
23 32 30 38 Davidson County, Tennessee
0
0
0
--
24 33 31 29 Dodge County, Nebraska
--
--
--
0.08
21 30 27 35 Douglas County, Nebraska
0.02
0.02
0.03
0.02
6 7 31 38 Douglas County, Washington
0.26
0.32
--
--
24 33 31 28 Dunn County, Wisconsin
--
--
--
0.09
24 32 30 38 DuPage County, Illinois
--
0
0
--
23 31 29 36 East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
0
0.01
0.01
0.01
23 32 30 36 Fairfax County, Virginia
0
0
0
0.01
15 21 16 21 Faulkner County, Arkansas
0.08
0.11
0.16
0.19
22 29 31 38 Fayette County, Georgia
0.01
0.03
--
--
24 33 30 36 Franklin County, Ohio
--
--
0
0.01
24 33 31 27 Fulton County, Ohio
--
--
--
0.1
24 33 4 2 Furnas County, Nebraska
--
--
0.63
0.66
24 33 23 29 Garland County, Arkansas
--
--
0.07
0.08
23 31 29 38 Greene County, Missouri
0
0.01
0.01
--
15 17 29 36 Greenville County, South Carolina
0.08
0.15
0.01
0.01
23 33 31 38 Gwinnett County, Georgia
0
--
--
--
24 33 31 26 Hamilton County, Iowa
--
--
--
0.11
21 29 27 29 Henderson County, North Carolina
0.02
0.03
0.03
0.08
24 33 31 29 Hendricks County, Indiana
--
--
--
0.08
22 31 29 36 Hennepin County, Minnesota
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
17 23 31 38 Henry County, Georgia
0.06
0.09
--
--
22 33 31 38 Henry County, Indiana
0.01
--
--
--
11 16 14 4 Hickory County, Missouri
0.12
0.16
0.2
0.64
18 18 31 38 Hot Spring County, Arkansas
0.05
0.14
--
--
16 27 23 28 Howard County, Indiana
0.07
0.05
0.07
0.09
24 33 31 15 Iowa County, Iowa
--
--
--
0.29
13 13 10 13 Isabella County, Michigan
0.1
0.2
0.35
0.34
21 30 28 33 Jefferson County, Missouri
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.04
24 33 30 38 Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
--
--
0
--
20 28 24 28 Kent County, Michigan
0.03
0.04
0.06
0.09
24 32 30 38 King County, Washington
--
0
0
--
23 31 31 38 Lake County, Ohio
0
0.01
--
--
24 27 22 31 Lee County, Illinois
--
0.05
0.08
0.06
12 21 14 19 Livingston Parish, Louisiana
0.11
0.11
0.2
0.21
18 24 24 9 Logan County, Arkansas
0.05
0.08
0.06
0.42
24 30 28 34 Lorain County, Ohio
--
0.02
0.02
0.03
23 32 30 37 Los Angeles County, California
0
0
0
0
8 6 7 5 Madison County, Missouri
0.15
0.36
0.42
0.62
23 32 28 34 Maricopa County, Arizona
0
0
0.02
0.03
23 33 31 38 Marion County, Indiana
0
--
--
--
24 31 26 34 Marquette County, Michigan
--
0.01
0.04
0.03
10 14 21 23 Marshall County, Indiana
0.13
0.18
0.09
0.15
9 11 9 11 McDonough County, Illinois
0.14
0.24
0.38
0.37
13 33 31 38 McLeod County, Minnesota
0.1
--
--
--
1 1 2 14 Meeker County, Minnesota
0.43
0.72
0.85
0.31
7 8 11 13 Miami County, Ohio
0.22
0.3
0.3
0.34
24 33 31 9 Mills County, Texas
--
--
--
0.42
24 33 29 38 Monroe County, Indiana
--
--
0.01
--
24 19 31 38 Montcalm County, Michigan
--
0.13
--
--
24 33 30 36 Montgomery County, Ohio
--
--
0
0.01
24 33 15 38 Noble County, Indiana
--
--
0.18
--
2 2 3 3 Ogle County, Illinois
0.42
0.53
0.84
0.65
24 33 31 37 Orleans Parish, Louisiana
--
--
--
0
13 28 31 38 Polk County, Missouri
0.1
0.04
--
--
23 32 31 38 Pueblo County, Colorado
0
0
--
--
23 31 31 35 Pulaski County, Arkansas
0
0.01
--
0.02
24 33 16 38 Randolph County, Arkansas
--
--
0.16
--
19 12 14 18 Renville County, Minnesota
0.04
0.22
0.2
0.24
24 32 31 38 Richland County, South Carolina
--
0
--
--
19 22 16 10 Ripley County, Missouri
0.04
0.1
0.16
0.39
22 30 31 38 Rock County, Wisconsin
0.01
0.02
--
--
11 15 15 21 Saline County, Illinois
0.12
0.17
0.18
0.19
24 33 31 37 Santa Clara County, California
--
--
--
0
5 3 31 38 Schuyler County, Illinois
0.27
0.46
--
--
16 20 16 12 Shenandoah County, Virginia
0.07
0.12
0.16
0.36
24 33 29 38 St. Charles County, Missouri
--
--
0.01
--
15 26 31 38 St. Francois County, Missouri
0.08
0.06
--
--
20 28 25 30 St. Joseph County, Indiana
0.03
0.04
0.05
0.07
24 33 31 36 St. Louis city, Missouri
--
--
--
0.01
22 31 28 23 Stearns County, Minnesota
0.01
0.01
0.02
0.15
24 26 18 25 Tama County, Iowa
--
0.06
0.14
0.12
19 20 22 24 Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
0.04
0.12
0.08
0.13
24 33 30 38 Tarrant County, Texas
--
--
0
--
19 28 26 34 Tazewell County, Illinois
0.04
0.04
0.04
0.03
24 33 31 32 Tippecanoe County, Indiana
--
--
--
0.05
23 32 30 38 Ventura County, California
0
0
0
--
3 4 5 7 Warren County, Indiana
0.4
0.44
0.55
0.55
4 9 8 6 Warren County, Virginia
0.29
0.27
0.39
0.58
15 22 27 34 Winnebago County, Illinois
0.08
0.1
0.03
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]