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The Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum) traces its origins to the reforming activity of John Hus in the 15th century in Czechoslovakia. It was brought to America in 1735 by a group under the leadership of Bishop August Gottlieb Spangenberg.

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 Moravian Church in America--Southern Province. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.

Complete List

Rank
2010
Rank
2000
Rank
1990
Rank
1980
County   [Download CSV]
Percent
2010
Percent
2000
Percent
1990
Percent
1980
15 17 16 13 Broward County, Florida
--
--
--
0.01
15 15 16 15 Buncombe County, North Carolina
--
0.02
--
--
5 4 7 5 Carroll County, Virginia
0.45
0.86
0.37
0.7
7 11 12 14 Catawba County, North Carolina
0.09
0.09
0.12
0
15 17 14 14 Chesterfield County, Virginia
--
--
0.05
0
11 9 9 8 Davidson County, North Carolina
0.05
0.12
0.16
0.22
3 2 2 3 Davie County, North Carolina
0.6
1.91
1.49
1.54
13 14 16 15 DeKalb County, Georgia
0.02
0.03
--
--
8 10 15 14 Durham County, North Carolina
0.08
0.1
0.03
0
1 1 1 1 Forsyth County, North Carolina
3.1
4.45
5.8
6.58
8 8 8 8 Guilford County, North Carolina
0.08
0.14
0.19
0.22
15 17 14 10 Gwinnett County, Georgia
--
--
0.05
0.09
9 12 10 9 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
0.07
0.07
0.15
0.15
12 13 15 15 Miami-Dade County, Florida
0.03
0.04
0.03
--
10 11 10 11 New Hanover County, North Carolina
0.06
0.09
0.15
0.08
14 16 16 12 Palm Beach County, Florida
0
0.01
--
0.02
5 7 5 14 Patrick County, Virginia
0.45
0.29
0.68
0
6 6 6 6 Rockingham County, North Carolina
0.31
0.55
0.63
0.69
12 13 11 7 Seminole County, Florida
0.03
0.04
0.13
0.24
2 3 3 2 Stokes County, North Carolina
1.16
1.34
1.46
1.65
4 5 4 4 Surry County, North Carolina
0.55
0.62
0.88
1.01
10 11 13 10 Wake County, North Carolina
0.06
0.09
0.1
0.09


* 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]