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The Evangelical Church of North America was founded in 1968 by former members of the Evangelical United Brethren who rejected that church's merger into the United Methodist Church.

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 Evangelical Church. 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
1 Albany, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
859
0.96
26 Bend-Redmond, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
18
0.03
5 Billings, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
553
0.47
28 Birmingham-Hoover, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
110
0.01
30 Bismarck, ND, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
25 Bozeman, MT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
16
0.04
2 Bradford, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
385
0.76
27 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
46
0.02
28 Canton-Massillon, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
41
0.01
19 Centralia, WA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
71
0.13
30 Cheyenne, WY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
8 Corvallis, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
220
0.32
26 Danville, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
27
0.03
28 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
48
0.01
29 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
60
0
12 DuBois, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
206
0.25
27 Duluth, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
46
0.02
30 Elkhart-Goshen, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
25 Erie, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
106
0.04
10 Eugene, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
782
0.28
26 Fergus Falls, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
14
0.03
21 Gallup, NM, Micropolitan Statistical Area
53
0.09
30 Gillette, WY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
12 Great Falls, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
198
0.25
14 Huntingdon, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
83
0.2
27 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
210
0.02
29 Jackson, MS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
16
0
30 Jackson, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
7 Jamestown, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
81
0.34
27 Kalispell, MT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
9
0.02
9 Kendallville, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
110
0.31
28 Kennewick-Richland, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
18
0.01
4 Kirksville, MO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
169
0.57
30 Lansing-East Lansing, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
28 Lexington-Fayette, KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
21
0.01
26 Mansfield, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
34
0.03
30 Marion, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
24 Marion, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
31
0.05
20 Marshalltown, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
42
0.1
29 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
37
0
28 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
133
0.01
27 Minot, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
11
0.02
18 Missoula, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
106
0.14
19 New Ulm, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
37
0.13
13 Newport, OR, Micropolitan Statistical Area
82
0.23
15 Oil City, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
121
0.19
13 Oskaloosa, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
53
0.23
28 Ottawa-Peru, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
11
0.01
30 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
28 Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
363
0.01
11 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,437
0.26
30 Richmond, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
6 Salem, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,146
0.46
27 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
503
0.02
30 Sheridan, WY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
23 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
90
0.06
22 Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
260
0.07
29 Springfield, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
5
0
28 St. Cloud, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
9
0.01
21 Sturgis, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.09
30 Terre Haute, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
3 The Dalles, OR, Micropolitan Statistical Area
154
0.71
30 Warner Robins, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
7 Warren, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
162
0.34
23 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
107
0.06
30 Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
17 Wenatchee, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
110
0.16
21 Williston, ND, Micropolitan Statistical Area
21
0.09
16 Yakima, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
302
0.18
26 York-Hanover, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
108
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]