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The Evangelical Methodist Church is a conservative evangelical church founded in 1946 by a group of former members of the Methodist Church (1939-1968) under the leadership of Dr. J. H. Hamblen. They protested what they saw as the extreme liberalism of the Methodist Church.

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 Evangelical Methodist Church. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.

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Rank
1990
Rank
1980
County   [Download CSV]
Percent
1990
Percent
1980
20 10 Adams County, Mississippi
0.25
0.36
26 20 Alamance County, North Carolina
0.14
0.21
38 39 Alameda County, California
0.01
0.01
40 41 Allegany County, Maryland
--
--
34 35 Allegany County, New York
0.05
0.05
40 5 Anderson County, Kansas
--
0.46
2 26 Arkansas County, Arkansas
1.11
0.14
22 24 Avery County, North Carolina
0.19
0.17
21 11 Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
0.2
0.35
34 33 Bartholomew County, Indiana
0.05
0.07
25 12 Bartow County, Georgia
0.15
0.33
40 41 Bell County, Texas
--
--
19 30 Bibb County, Georgia
0.26
0.1
35 32 Bowie County, Texas
0.04
0.08
37 35 Buncombe County, North Carolina
0.02
0.05
9 8 Burke County, North Carolina
0.45
0.39
40 29 Butler County, Iowa
--
0.11
25 13 Cabarrus County, North Carolina
0.15
0.31
40 39 Caddo Parish, Louisiana
--
0.01
40 7 Callahan County, Texas
--
0.44
40 41 Canyon County, Idaho
--
--
35 35 Catawba County, North Carolina
0.04
0.05
38 41 Charleston County, South Carolina
0.01
--
6 14 Charlotte County, Virginia
0.68
0.3
40 6 Cherokee County, Texas
--
0.45
40 41 Chesapeake city, Virginia
--
--
37 39 Clackamas County, Oregon
0.02
0.01
37 37 Clark County, Washington
0.02
0.03
36 41 Clarke County, Georgia
0.03
--
27 41 Clay County, Illinois
0.13
--
32 30 Cleveland County, North Carolina
0.07
0.1
37 24 Cobb County, Georgia
0.02
0.17
40 41 Coryell County, Texas
--
--
37 35 Dallas County, Texas
0.02
0.05
30 35 Davidson County, North Carolina
0.09
0.05
40 30 Defiance County, Ohio
--
0.1
40 41 Delaware County, Oklahoma
--
--
36 41 Denton County, Texas
0.03
--
40 35 Dorchester County, South Carolina
--
0.05
15 41 Douglas County, Georgia
0.34
--
23 28 Dyer County, Tennessee
0.18
0.12
27 15 Eastland County, Texas
0.13
0.28
25 32 Ector County, Texas
0.15
0.08
38 40 El Paso County, Texas
0.01
0
40 41 Ellis County, Texas
--
--
40 41 Fayette County, Indiana
--
--
32 34 Fayette County, Kentucky
0.07
0.06
37 37 Forsyth County, North Carolina
0.02
0.03
40 4 Franklin County, Mississippi
--
0.6
40 39 Fulton County, Georgia
--
0.01
13 41 Grant County, Oregon
0.37
--
31 18 Grant County, Washington
0.08
0.23
24 41 Greenbrier County, West Virginia
0.16
--
37 41 Greene County, Missouri
0.02
--
30 34 Guilford County, North Carolina
0.09
0.06
33 36 Hamilton County, Tennessee
0.06
0.04
39 41 Harris County, Texas
0
--
10 6 Hoke County, North Carolina
0.43
0.45
40 41 Indiana County, Pennsylvania
--
--
39 37 Ingham County, Michigan
0
0.03
27 23 Iredell County, North Carolina
0.13
0.18
18 17 Jay County, Indiana
0.27
0.24
40 39 Jefferson County, Texas
--
0.01
40 36 Jefferson County, Washington
--
0.04
29 32 Johnson County, Indiana
0.1
0.08
24 22 Kent County, Maryland
0.16
0.19
32 32 Kenton County, Kentucky
0.07
0.08
30 41 Keokuk County, Iowa
0.09
--
38 39 King County, Washington
0.01
0.01
1 41 Lampasas County, Texas
1.3
--
37 41 Lane County, Oregon
0.02
--
40 41 Latah County, Idaho
--
--
19 21 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
0.26
0.2
40 41 Lewis County, West Virginia
--
--
29 31 Lincoln County, North Carolina
0.1
0.09
40 34 Lincoln County, Oregon
--
0.06
39 40 Los Angeles County, California
0
0
37 36 Lubbock County, Texas
0.02
0.04
40 41 Lynn County, Texas
--
--
3 2 Madison County, Georgia
1.05
0.78
40 41 Mahaska County, Iowa
--
--
38 39 Maricopa County, Arizona
0.01
0.01
30 41 Marion County, West Virginia
0.09
--
39 41 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
0
--
37 33 Mercer County, Ohio
0.02
0.07
36 36 Mobile County, Alabama
0.03
0.04
17 41 Monongalia County, West Virginia
0.29
--
37 32 Montgomery County, Alabama
0.02
0.08
34 31 Morgan County, Indiana
0.05
0.09
37 37 Multnomah County, Oregon
0.02
0.03
12 7 Nolan County, Texas
0.41
0.44
38 41 Norfolk city, Virginia
0.01
--
8 41 Oglethorpe County, Georgia
0.54
--
32 41 Ohio County, West Virginia
0.07
--
16 20 Okanogan County, Washington
0.32
0.21
38 41 Orange County, Florida
0.01
--
27 41 Osceola County, Florida
0.13
--
4 1 Pasquotank County, North Carolina
0.98
1.12
40 39 Pima County, Arizona
--
0.01
27 31 Pinal County, Arizona
0.13
0.09
16 12 Pittsylvania County, Virginia
0.32
0.33
34 41 Pope County, Arkansas
0.05
--
33 41 Potter County, Pennsylvania
0.06
--
40 41 Poweshiek County, Iowa
--
--
40 41 Preston County, West Virginia
--
--
35 18 Randolph County, North Carolina
0.04
0.23
40 41 Rapides Parish, Louisiana
--
--
40 34 Richland County, Illinois
--
0.06
38 39 Riverside County, California
0.01
0.01
31 35 Roanoke County, Virginia
0.08
0.05
30 31 Rockbridge County, Virginia
0.09
0.09
36 41 Rockdale County, Georgia
0.03
--
24 24 Rockingham County, North Carolina
0.16
0.17
40 39 Sacramento County, California
--
0.01
40 41 Salem city, Virginia
--
--
39 40 San Diego County, California
0
0
36 36 San Joaquin County, California
0.03
0.04
35 35 Sedgwick County, Kansas
0.04
0.05
40 41 Sequoyah County, Oklahoma
--
--
11 9 Shelby County, Indiana
0.42
0.37
40 35 Shelby County, Tennessee
--
0.05
26 19 Siskiyou County, California
0.14
0.22
33 30 Spartanburg County, South Carolina
0.06
0.1
40 16 St. Charles County, Missouri
--
0.27
40 38 St. Clair County, Illinois
--
0.02
5 3 Sullivan County, Indiana
0.69
0.63
36 36 Tarrant County, Texas
0.03
0.04
35 24 Taylor County, Texas
0.04
0.17
40 41 Taylor County, West Virginia
--
--
26 17 Tipton County, Tennessee
0.14
0.24
14 27 Union County, Oregon
0.36
0.13
28 25 Van Zandt County, Texas
0.11
0.15
33 27 Vermilion County, Illinois
0.06
0.13
40 26 Walker County, Georgia
--
0.14
40 15 Waller County, Texas
--
0.28
27 21 Ware County, Georgia
0.13
0.2
32 41 Washington County, Ohio
0.07
--
30 21 Washington County, Oklahoma
0.09
0.2
40 41 Wayne County, Indiana
--
--
7 2 Webster County, Missouri
0.64
0.78
40 36 Wells County, Indiana
--
0.04
40 41 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
--
--
9 28 Whitfield County, Georgia
0.45
0.12
36 41 Will County, Illinois
0.03
--
15 17 Wood County, West Virginia
0.34
0.24
31 20 Yadkin County, North Carolina
0.08
0.21
39 41 Yavapai County, Arizona
0
--


* 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]