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The largest of the several churches serving the homosexual community is the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, founded in 1968 in Los Angeles by Pentecostal minister Troy Perry.

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 Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of. 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
12 Abilene, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
9 Akron, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
140
0.02
11 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
30
0
9 Albuquerque, NM, Metropolitan Statistical Area
80
0.02
10 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.01
9 Amarillo, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.02
8 Anchorage, AK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.03
9 Ann Arbor, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.02
10 Asheville, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.01
12 Athens-Clarke County, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
9 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
360
0.02
9 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
34
0.02
10 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.01
12 Augusta-Waterville, ME, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
8 Austin-Round Rock, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
150
0.03
9 Bakersfield, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
70
0.02
10 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
150
0.01
8 Barnstable Town, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.03
11 Baton Rouge, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0
12 Battle Creek, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
9 Billings, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.02
11 Birmingham-Hoover, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
25
0
8 Boise City, ID, Metropolitan Statistical Area
80
0.03
12 Boone, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
270
0.01
8 Boulder, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
60
0.03
10 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.01
11 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
30
0
10 Canton-Massillon, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.01
8 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
60
0.03
12 Cape Girardeau, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Cedar Rapids, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.01
10 Champaign-Urbana, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.01
10 Charleston, WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.01
12 Charleston-North Charleston, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
11 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0
12 Charlottesville, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Chattanooga, TN-GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
54
0.01
5 Cheyenne, WY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.06
10 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
860
0.01
10 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
252
0.01
11 Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0
12 Clovis, NM, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
9 Colorado Springs, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.02
8 Columbia, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
30
0.03
10 Columbia, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
70
0.01
12 Columbus, GA-AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
104
0.01
12 Corpus Christi, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
8 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
890
0.03
10 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
60
0.01
10 Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
56
0.01
10 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
25
0.01
8 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
400
0.03
9 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
80
0.02
11 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
200
0
2 Durango, CO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
25
0.09
10 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.01
10 El Paso, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
30
0.01
12 Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
9 Eugene, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
60
0.02
10 Fargo, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.01
8 Fayetteville, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
70
0.03
9 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.02
12 Flagstaff, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Flint, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
44
0.01
12 Fort Collins, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Fort Smith, AR-OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
25
0.01
10 Fort Wayne, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.01
10 Fresno, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.01
12 Gadsden, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
9 Gainesville, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
25
0.02
3 Glenwood Springs, CO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
25
0.08
8 Grand Junction, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
25
0.03
10 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.01
12 Great Falls, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
12 Green Bay, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Greensboro-High Point, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.01
12 Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.01
12 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.01
10 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
140
0.01
12 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
12 Hilo, HI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
9 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
702
0.02
12 Huntsville, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
11 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0
4 Jackson, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
100
0.07
12 Jackson, MS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
9 Jacksonville, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
150
0.02
12 Johnson City, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
6 Joplin, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
70
0.05
8 Juneau, AK, Micropolitan Statistical Area
5
0.03
8 Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.03
9 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.02
6 Kansas City, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
740
0.05
12 Kennewick-Richland, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
2 Key West, FL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
60
0.09
10 Knoxville, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.01
9 La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.02
12 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
12 Lancaster, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Lansing-East Lansing, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.01
10 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
30
0.01
12 Lawton, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Lexington-Fayette, KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
30
0.01
9 Lincoln, NE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.02
10 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
60
0.01
12 Logan, UT-ID, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
12 Longview, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
7 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,160
0.04
10 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
80
0.01
9 Lubbock, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.02
12 Macon, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Madison, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
30
0.01
9 Manchester-Nashua, NH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.02
8 Marquette, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.03
11 Memphis, TN-MS-AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0
9 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
275
0.02
12 Midland, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
100
0.01
10 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
200
0.01
8 Missoula, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.03
10 Mobile, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.01
12 Montgomery, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
6 Morgantown, WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.05
10 Muskegon, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.01
12 Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
9 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
150
0.02
10 New Haven-Milford, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.01
10 New Orleans-Metairie, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
100
0.01
11 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
690
0
9 North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
60
0.02
12 Ocala, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
12 Ogden-Clearfield, UT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
9 Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
150
0.02
12 Olympia-Tumwater, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
8 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
170
0.03
10 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.01
10 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
30
0.01
6 Paducah, KY-IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
44
0.05
10 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
25
0.01
8 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
100
0.03
11 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
225
0
9 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
300
0.02
9 Pine Bluff, AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
25
0.02
10 Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
134
0.01
10 Portland-South Portland, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area
30
0.01
6 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
660
0.05
10 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
114
0.01
12 Pueblo, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
1 Quincy, IL-MO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
80
0.1
10 Raleigh, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
60
0.01
9 Rapid City, SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.02
7 Redding, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.04
10 Reno, NV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.01
10 Richmond, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
60
0.01
10 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
130
0.01
12 Roanoke, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
12 Rochester, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
11 Rochester, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
40
0
9 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
220
0.02
12 Saginaw, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
9 Salem, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.02
10 Salinas, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.01
12 Salisbury, MD-DE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Salt Lake City, UT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.01
10 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
146
0.01
7 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
750
0.04
7 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,260
0.04
9 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
200
0.02
8 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.03
9 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.02
8 Santa Fe, NM, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.03
8 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
90
0.03
12 Santa Rosa, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
9 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
340
0.02
9 Sioux Falls, SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
30
0.02
10 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.01
10 Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
30
0.01
12 Springfield, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Springfield, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.01
8 Springfield, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
76
0.03
10 St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
200
0.01
8 State College, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
30
0.03
9 Stockton-Lodi, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
60
0.02
10 Syracuse, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
46
0.01
9 Tallahassee, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.02
8 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
540
0.03
10 Terre Haute, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.01
12 The Villages, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Toledo, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.01
9 Topeka, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.02
10 Trenton, NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
30
0.01
9 Tucson, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
100
0.02
8 Tulsa, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
180
0.03
12 Tuscaloosa, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
8 Urban Honolulu, HI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
200
0.03
12 Valdosta, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
110
0.01
12 Waco, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
3 Walla Walla, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.08
10 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
410
0.01
9 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.02
10 Wheeling, WV-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.01
12 Wichita Falls, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
7 Wichita, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
200
0.04
12 Wilmington, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
5 Winchester, VA-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.06
12 Winston-Salem, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Worcester, MA-CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
48
0.01
12 Yakima, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--


* 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]