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


* 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]