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The Church of the Brethren grew out of the 18th-century Pietist movement in Germany. It was founded in 1723 in the United States by Alexander Mack Sr., Christopher Sauer II, Alexander Mack Jr., and Peter Becker. They are also referred to as Conservative Dunkards.

Using data from the 1980-2010 Religious Congregations and Membership Studies, this list ranks U.S. metro areas on the highest total number of adherents and the highest percent of the population in the Church of the Brethren. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.

Congregational "Adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. "Percent" is the percentage of the total population that belongs to that denomination. Note: Adherents are sometimes residents of a county different than the location of their congregation.

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Complete List

Ranking Metro Area   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
87 Adrian, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
128
0.14
85 Akron, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,077
0.16
72 Alamogordo, NM, Micropolitan Statistical Area
132
0.3
101 Albuquerque, NM, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
99 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
71
0.01
66 Alma, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
161
0.4
6 Altoona, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,430
3.97
94 Ames, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
46
0.06
101 Ann Arbor, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
71 Arcadia, FL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
61
0.32
101 Asheville, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
24 Ashland, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
765
1.66
101 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
23 Auburn, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
596
1.77
87 Bakersfield, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
546
0.14
88 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,775
0.13
95 Bartlesville, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area
25
0.05
95 Battle Creek, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
75
0.05
38 Beatrice, NE, Micropolitan Statistical Area
219
0.9
74 Beckley, WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
396
0.27
41 Bellefontaine, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
329
0.84
92 Big Rapids, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
31
0.08
68 Big Stone Gap, VA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
244
0.36
99 Birmingham-Hoover, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
115
0.01
26 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,231
1.58
101 Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
83 Bluefield, WV-VA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
229
0.18
73 Boise City, ID, Metropolitan Statistical Area
797
0.28
80 Boone, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
54
0.21
101 Boulder, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
31 Canton, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
586
1.34
62 Canton-Massillon, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,793
0.44
94 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
131
0.06
92 Cedar Rapids, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
173
0.08
81 Celina, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
75
0.2
87 Centralia, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
60
0.14
68 Centralia, WA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
199
0.36
15 Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,785
2.45
73 Champaign-Urbana, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
567
0.28
100 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
35
0
50 Charlottesville, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
859
0.62
98 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,946
0.02
92 Chico, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
118
0.08
88 Chillicothe, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
85
0.13
98 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
318
0.02
95 Clarksburg, WV, Micropolitan Statistical Area
49
0.05
96 Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
761
0.04
73 Clovis, NM, Micropolitan Statistical Area
116
0.28
70 Coffeyville, KS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
141
0.33
98 Colorado Springs, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
79
0.02
101 Columbia, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
98 Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
282
0.02
95 Coos Bay, OR, Micropolitan Statistical Area
30
0.05
101 Cullowhee, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
16 Cumberland, MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,534
2.35
67 Danville, VA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
418
0.37
101 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
44 Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
6,108
0.77
82 Decatur, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
250
0.19
34 Decatur, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
320
1.08
45 Defiance, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
291
0.73
96 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
562
0.04
71 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,236
0.32
99 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
529
0.01
28 Dixon, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
517
1.42
90 Dover, DE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
97
0.1
81 DuBois, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
168
0.2
101 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
27 Easton, MD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
400
1.56
82 Eau Claire, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
245
0.19
7 Elkhart-Goshen, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,870
3.55
39 Elkins, WV, Micropolitan Statistical Area
256
0.89
80 Emporia, KS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
74
0.21
85 Enid, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area
102
0.16
92 Erie, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
214
0.08
89 Espaņola, NM, Micropolitan Statistical Area
31
0.11
96 Eugene, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
100
0.04
60 Fairfield, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
80
0.49
93 Fairmont, WV, Micropolitan Statistical Area
48
0.07
101 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
87 Findlay, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
93
0.14
99 Flint, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.01
69 Forest City, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
189
0.35
86 Fort Dodge, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
67
0.15
58 Fort Wayne, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,762
0.51
54 Frankfort, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
179
0.57
48 Freeport, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
320
0.65
84 Fresno, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
874
0.17
32 Garden City, KS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
314
1.15
35 Gettysburg, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
692
1.01
76 Grand Junction, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
202
0.25
95 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
327
0.05
72 Grants Pass, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
178
0.3
94 Greeley, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
70
0.06
74 Greeneville, TN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
145
0.27
91 Greensboro-High Point, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
464
0.09
4 Greenville, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,784
5.05
98 Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
117
0.02
20 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,523
2.2
36 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,467
1
1 Harrisonburg, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
6,913
9.01
75 Hermiston-Pendleton, OR, Micropolitan Statistical Area
173
0.26
12 Huntingdon, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,280
3.03
14 Huntington, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
960
2.7
101 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
58 Hutchinson, KS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
329
0.51
42 Indiana, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
728
0.79
92 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,129
0.08
99 Jacksonville, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
100
0.01
101 Jefferson City, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
49 Johnson City, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
995
0.64
21 Johnstown, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,010
2.19
96 Joplin, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
55
0.04
98 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
55
0.02
96 Kansas City, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
662
0.04
67 Kendallville, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
130
0.37
88 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
368
0.13
91 Klamath Falls, OR, Micropolitan Statistical Area
55
0.09
99 Knoxville, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
88
0.01
65 Kokomo, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
353
0.41
50 Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
933
0.62
101 Lake Charles, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
13 Lancaster, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
9,887
2.73
96 Lansing-East Lansing, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
174
0.04
81 Lawrence, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
134
0.2
8 Lebanon, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,846
3.54
52 Lewisburg, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
195
0.59
101 Lewiston-Auburn, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Lewistown, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,605
3.42
37 Lima, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,029
0.92
93 Lincoln, NE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
141
0.07
74 Lock Haven, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
107
0.27
61 Logansport, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
193
0.47
97 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,853
0.03
55 Ludington, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
148
0.56
65 Lynchburg, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
799
0.41
79 Mansfield, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
283
0.22
77 Marion, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
193
0.24
80 Marion, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
145
0.21
52 Marshalltown, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
246
0.59
30 Martinsville, VA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,032
1.36
22 McPherson, KS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
568
2.12
100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
57
0
84 Michigan City-La Porte, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
188
0.17
77 Midland, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
175
0.24
101 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
90 Minot, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
67
0.1
97 Mobile, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
111
0.03
67 Modesto, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
985
0.37
40 Morgantown, WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
916
0.87
87 Morristown, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
115
0.14
73 Mount Airy, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
164
0.28
77 Mount Pleasant, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
129
0.24
53 Mount Vernon, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
267
0.58
70 Muncie, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
430
0.33
91 Muskegon, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
142
0.09
101 Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
101 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
51 New Castle, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
324
0.61
74 New Philadelphia-Dover, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
228
0.27
100 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
257
0
60 Newton, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
177
0.49
95 North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
165
0.05
79 North Wilkesboro, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
130
0.22
82 Olympia-Tumwater, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
232
0.19
97 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
174
0.03
64 Ontario, OR-ID, Micropolitan Statistical Area
177
0.42
93 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
555
0.07
43 Ottawa, KS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
171
0.78
65 Ottumwa, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
202
0.41
61 Pampa, TX, Micropolitan Statistical Area
124
0.47
46 Parsons, KS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
184
0.72
91 Peoria, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
358
0.09
18 Peru, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
908
2.28
93 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,566
0.07
97 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
444
0.03
63 Pittsburg, KS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
162
0.43
80 Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,511
0.21
11 Plymouth, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,257
3.21
101 Portland-South Portland, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
99 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
112
0.01
74 Pottsville, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
435
0.27
101 Pueblo, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
93 Quincy, IL-MO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
61
0.07
63 Reading, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,352
0.43
57 Richmond, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
395
0.52
96 Richmond, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
297
0.04
101 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
9 Roanoke, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
9,068
3.49
19 Rochelle, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,042
2.25
89 Rochester, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
162
0.11
95 Rockford, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
137
0.05
98 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
211
0.02
101 Saginaw, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
93 Salem, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
76
0.07
93 Salisbury, MD-DE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
145
0.07
99 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
255
0.01
100 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
145
0
97 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
621
0.03
29 Sebring, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
650
1.37
91 Selinsgrove, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
29
0.09
83 Seymour, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
65
0.18
101 Shelbyville, TN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
68 Sidney, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
156
0.36
95 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
77
0.05
2 Somerset, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
6,007
7.39
58 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,482
0.51
101 Spartanburg, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
92 Springfield, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
147
0.08
97 Springfield, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
72
0.03
56 Springfield, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
804
0.54
90 St. Joseph, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
125
0.1
98 St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
397
0.02
62 State College, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
493
0.44
3 Staunton-Waynesboro, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,834
5.32
71 Stillwater, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area
197
0.32
101 Sturgis, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
98 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
330
0.02
77 Tiffin, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
151
0.24
89 Toledo, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
689
0.11
90 Topeka, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
213
0.1
98 Tucson, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
117
0.02
81 Twin Falls, ID, Micropolitan Statistical Area
136
0.2
101 Tyler, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
96 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
487
0.04
92 Visalia-Porterville, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
200
0.08
5 Wabash, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,809
4.94
73 Warrensburg, MO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
110
0.28
17 Warsaw, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,364
2.29
79 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,528
0.22
59 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
888
0.5
78 Weatherford, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area
61
0.23
33 Wenatchee, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
737
1.1
71 West Plains, MO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
91
0.32
87 Wichita, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
668
0.14
23 Winchester, VA-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,226
1.77
67 Winona, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
172
0.37
90 Winston-Salem, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
421
0.1
34 Wooster, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,056
1.08
47 Worthington, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
150
0.69
97 Yakima, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
46
0.03
25 York-Hanover, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,154
1.65
89 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
733
0.11
72 Yuba City, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
303
0.3
86 Zanesville, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
127
0.15


* 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]




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