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The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church was founded in 1796 by former members of the Methodist Episcopal 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 African Methodist Episcopal Zion 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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Ranking Metro Area   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
95 Akron, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,244
0.34
80 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,347
0.54
19 Albemarle, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,456
4.74
127 Alexandria, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
118 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
556
0.08
106 Altoona, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
266
0.2
119 Amsterdam, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
34
0.07
125 Anchorage, AK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
32
0.01
37 Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,351
2.03
55 Asheville, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,367
1.09
31 Athens, TN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,070
2.52
110 Athens-Clarke County, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
215
0.16
118 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,439
0.08
98 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
691
0.31
89 Auburn, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
339
0.41
3 Auburn-Opelika, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
15,966
18.32
89 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,813
0.41
100 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
6,106
0.26
35 Bardstown, KY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
623
2.1
55 Bastrop, LA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
347
1.09
79 Batavia, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
353
0.59
122 Baton Rouge, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
275
0.04
93 Battle Creek, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
492
0.36
5 Bennettsville, SC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
4,568
15.56
49 Big Stone Gap, VA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
771
1.25
107 Binghamton, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
512
0.19
33 Birmingham-Hoover, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
22,157
2.32
89 Bluefield, WV-VA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
452
0.41
108 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,585
0.18
117 Bowling Green, KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
98
0.09
102 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,012
0.24
50 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
14,576
1.23
118 Burlington, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
83
0.08
117 Cambridge, MD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
28
0.09
79 Campbellsville, KY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
125
0.59
114 Canton-Massillon, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
488
0.12
47 Centralia, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
540
1.3
100 Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
311
0.26
122 Charleston, WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
106
0.04
127 Charleston-Mattoon, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
121 Charleston-North Charleston, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
233
0.05
9 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
128,033
9.54
122 Charlottesville, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
59
0.04
83 Chattanooga, TN-GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,176
0.5
97 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
26,277
0.32
91 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,084
0.39
105 Clarksdale, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
68
0.21
112 Clarksville, TN-KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
251
0.14
127 Cleveland, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
127 Cleveland, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
66 Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
17,221
0.82
127 Columbia, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
75 Columbia, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,566
0.65
49 Columbus, GA-AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,332
1.25
108 Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,638
0.18
127 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
73 Cullowhee, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
182
0.68
122 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,574
0.04
102 Danville, VA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
258
0.24
35 Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,059
2.1
114 Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
950
0.12
127 Dayton, TN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
103 Decatur, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
307
0.23
124 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
336
0.02
120 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
269
0.06
59 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
42,321
1
12 Dunn, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
5,876
8.66
24 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
12,845
3.73
4 Elizabeth City, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
8,456
17.75
121 Elkhart-Goshen, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
72
0.05
64 Elmira, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
827
0.87
107 Erie, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
523
0.19
102 Evansville, IN-KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
659
0.24
119 Fairbanks, AK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
54
0.07
17 Fayetteville, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
16,341
5.49
111 Flint, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
646
0.15
42 Forest City, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
906
1.59
126 Fresno, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
27
0
45 Gaffney, SC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
606
1.36
118 Gainesville, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
160
0.08
99 Gettysburg, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
209
0.27
56 Gloversville, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
573
1.06
25 Goldsboro, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,780
3.61
102 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,912
0.24
60 Greeneville, TN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
544
0.97
26 Greensboro-High Point, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
17,045
3.16
68 Greenville, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
843
0.78
115 Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
673
0.11
127 Greenwood, SC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
90 Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,265
0.4
14 Hammond, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
6,660
7.77
127 Hanford-Corcoran, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
85 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,287
0.48
67 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
9,101
0.81
18 Henderson, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,048
5.27
51 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,519
1.2
111 Hot Springs, AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
113
0.15
125 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
509
0.01
82 Hudson, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
323
0.51
127 Huntsville, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
85 Indiana, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
430
0.48
70 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
10,766
0.76
71 Ithaca, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
701
0.74
61 Jackson, MS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,541
0.96
123 Jacksonville, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
248
0.03
32 Jacksonville, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,536
2.36
87 Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
630
0.44
111 Jefferson City, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
183
0.15
62 Johnson City, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,492
0.93
127 Johnstown, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
82 Kankakee, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
488
0.51
112 Kansas City, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,328
0.14
127 Key West, FL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
127 Kill Devil Hills, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
59 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,751
1
54 Kingston, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,840
1.11
11 Kinston, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
5,150
8.99
39 Knoxville, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
12,418
1.91
95 Kokomo, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
275
0.34
127 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
81 Laurel, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
410
0.52
8 Laurinburg, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
4,660
13.81
88 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,227
0.42
119 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,458
0.07
48 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
13,180
1.29
45 Lumberton, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,434
1.36
113 Macon, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
260
0.13
111 Madera, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
135
0.15
62 Madisonville, KY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
428
0.93
86 Malvern, AR, Micropolitan Statistical Area
119
0.46
111 Mansfield, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
186
0.15
57 Marion, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
369
1.03
103 McComb, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
113
0.23
115 Memphis, TN-MS-AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,176
0.11
118 Merced, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
135
0.08
74 Meridian, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
681
0.66
122 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,611
0.04
65 Middlesborough, KY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
265
0.84
124 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
303
0.02
23 Mobile, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
14,694
3.88
121 Modesto, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
200
0.05
10 Montgomery, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
29,084
9.53
20 Morehead City, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,256
4.29
78 Morristown, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
505
0.6
121 Mount Airy, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
29
0.05
87 Mount Sterling, KY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
150
0.44
44 Mount Vernon, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
515
1.39
53 Muskegon, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,812
1.14
43 Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,916
1.5
124 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
210
0.02
7 New Bern, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
14,843
14.5
84 New Castle, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
474
0.49
61 New Haven-Milford, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,705
0.96
104 New Orleans-Metairie, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,816
0.22
112 New Philadelphia-Dover, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
121
0.14
57 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
180,140
1.03
36 Newberry, SC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
691
2.08
38 Newport, TN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
584
2
66 North Wilkesboro, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
487
0.82
52 Norwich-New London, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,013
1.18
127 Ocala, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
127 Ogdensburg-Massena, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
118 Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
733
0.08
122 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
268
0.04
127 Orangeburg, SC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
122 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
473
0.04
118 Owensboro, KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
82
0.08
22 Oxford, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,520
3.96
87 Ozark, AL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
220
0.44
111 Palatka, FL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
100
0.15
119 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
263
0.07
50 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,232
1.23
102 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
12,869
0.24
126 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
87
0
92 Pine Bluff, AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
394
0.37
13 Pinehurst-Southern Pines, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
5,071
8.59
88 Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
10,293
0.42
77 Pittsfield, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
859
0.62
76 Port Angeles, WA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
355
0.63
120 Portland-South Portland, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area
254
0.06
123 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
399
0.03
120 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
843
0.06
40 Raleigh, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
9,984
1.85
85 Richmond, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,406
0.48
127 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
107 Roanoke, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
513
0.19
112 Rochester, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,421
0.14
2 Rockingham, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
9,084
20.41
28 Rocky Mount, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,679
2.76
106 Rome, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
159
0.2
121 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
720
0.05
113 Salem, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
144
0.13
122 Salem, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
119
0.04
72 Salisbury, MD-DE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,724
0.7
125 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
75
0.01
120 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,598
0.06
118 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,957
0.08
124 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
309
0.02
113 Sandusky, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
102
0.13
6 Sanford, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
6,076
14.69
124 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
415
0.02
127 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
41 Selma, AL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
851
1.77
30 Shelby, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,236
2.64
124 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
75
0.02
96 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
972
0.33
58 Spartanburg, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,602
1.01
127 Springfield, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
116 Springfield, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
587
0.1
106 St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,166
0.2
124 Stockton-Lodi, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
110
0.02
27 Summerville, GA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
699
3.14
104 Sumter, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
225
0.22
110 Syracuse, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,036
0.16
34 Talladega-Sylacauga, AL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,836
2.16
127 Tallahassee, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
123 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
676
0.03
72 The Villages, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
220
0.7
82 Toledo, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,125
0.51
115 Torrington, CT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
197
0.11
69 Trenton, NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,495
0.77
63 Troy, AL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
255
0.92
113 Tulsa, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
972
0.13
16 Tuscaloosa, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
11,745
6.29
104 Utica-Rome, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
697
0.22
109 Valdosta, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
167
0.17
112 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
475
0.14
84 Vicksburg, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
293
0.49
127 Victoria, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
92 Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
507
0.37
46 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
18,977
1.31
122 Visalia-Porterville, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
140
0.04
1 Washington, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
9,168
21.68
50 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
51,053
1.23
121 Watertown-Fort Drum, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
54
0.05
127 Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
94 Williamsport, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
416
0.35
15 Wilmington, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
10,101
6.77
21 Wilson, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,784
4.21
29 Winston-Salem, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
13,117
2.69
107 Worcester, MA-CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,545
0.19
85 York-Hanover, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,616
0.48
101 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,524
0.25


* 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]