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The Southern Methodist Church was founded in 1939 by members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, who rejected that church's merger with the Methodist Episcopal Church and Methodist Protestant Church to form The Methodist Church in 1939.

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 Southern Methodist 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.

[ More information on the data source ]

Complete List

Ranking Metro Area   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
19 Albany, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
69
0.05
11 Americus, GA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
42
0.13
24 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
45
0
14 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
381
0.1
22 Baton Rouge, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
101
0.02
22 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
68
0.02
21 Birmingham-Hoover, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
242
0.03
18 Brunswick, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
41
0.06
9 Charleston-North Charleston, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
750
0.17
22 Chattanooga, TN-GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
73
0.02
13 Columbia, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
527
0.11
24 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
134
0
23 Dothan, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
15
0.01
15 El Dorado, AR, Micropolitan Statistical Area
43
0.09
3 Florence, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
599
0.35
18 Gadsden, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
60
0.06
21 Georgetown, SC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
12
0.03
21 Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
173
0.03
5 Hammond, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
199
0.25
17 Harrisonburg, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
54
0.07
10 Hattiesburg, MS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
140
0.14
22 Huntsville, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
46
0.02
23 Jackson, MS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
23
0.01
11 Jackson, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
133
0.13
24 Jacksonville, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
15
0
24 Knoxville, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
18
0
23 Lake Charles, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
15
0.01
25 Lake City, FL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
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20 Lynchburg, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
82
0.04
22 Macon, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
49
0.02
2 Magnolia, AR, Micropolitan Statistical Area
99
0.37
13 Marshall, TX, Micropolitan Statistical Area
59
0.11
12 McComb, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
59
0.12
22 Memphis, TN-MS-AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
161
0.02
8 Meridian, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
192
0.18
25 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
23 Mobile, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
45
0.01
16 Monroe, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
133
0.08
15 Moultrie, GA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
31
0.09
12 Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
162
0.12
12 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,128
0.12
9 Natchitoches, LA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
68
0.17
24 New Orleans-Metairie, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
43
0
4 Newberry, SC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
82
0.26
23 North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
33
0.01
1 Orangeburg, SC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,036
1.26
9 Oxford, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
54
0.17
14 Ozark, AL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
48
0.1
17 Paris, TN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
19
0.07
21 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
78
0.03
20 Port St. Lucie, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
65
0.04
10 Rome, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
112
0.14
16 Ruston, LA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
31
0.08
21 Savannah, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
61
0.03
12 Seneca, SC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
59
0.12
7 Shelbyville, TN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
59
0.21
12 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
476
0.12
6 Sumter, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
192
0.22
23 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
84
0.01
13 Tifton, GA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
35
0.11
19 Tuscaloosa, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
95
0.05
25 Tyler, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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11 Valdosta, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
121
0.13
25 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
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* 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]