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The Brethren in Christ Church, a church out of the Mennonite tradition, was founded in 1778 in Pennsylvania. It took its current name in 1863. This group was commonly known as "River Brethren."

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 Brethren In Christ 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
3 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,581
0.9
2 Lancaster, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,432
0.94
1 Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,885
2.23
20 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,278
0.05
20 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,595
0.05
23 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,280
0.02
8 York-Hanover, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,071
0.28
10 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
450
0.22
20 Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
429
0.05
7 Lebanon, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
386
0.32
9 Altoona, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
299
0.23
6 Salina, KS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
228
0.38
25 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
210
0
20 Canton-Massillon, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
206
0.05
5 Lewistown, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
192
0.41
13 State College, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
176
0.13
17 Elkhart-Goshen, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
166
0.09
4 Weatherford, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area
166
0.63
12 Gettysburg, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
157
0.17
5 Lock Haven, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
154
0.41
24 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
138
0.01
21 Roanoke, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
124
0.04
7 McMinnville, TN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
122
0.32
11 Ashland, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
110
0.21
19 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
107
0.06
25 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
107
0
24 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
105
0.01
25 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
99
0
14 Grants Pass, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
88
0.12
25 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
81
0
23 Flint, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
80
0.02
18 Farmington, NM, Metropolitan Statistical Area
75
0.07
24 North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
75
0.01
23 Salem, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
65
0.02
16 Sterling, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
63
0.1
19 Wooster, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
63
0.06
24 Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
59
0.01
24 Lansing-East Lansing, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
58
0.01
15 Huntingdon, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
52
0.11
23 Saginaw, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
50
0.02
16 Auburn, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
42
0.1
22 Pottsville, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.03
25 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
39
0
22 Springfield, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
39
0.03
12 Campbellsville, KY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
38
0.17
25 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
38
0
23 Lynchburg, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
35
0.02
25 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
35
0
25 Albuquerque, NM, Metropolitan Statistical Area
34
0
24 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
34
0.01
22 Williamsport, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
34
0.03
22 Winchester, VA-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
31
0.03
25 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
30
0
24 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
29
0.01
24 Visalia-Porterville, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
29
0.01
25 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
28
0
24 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
28
0.01
18 Selinsgrove, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
25
0.07
25 Colorado Springs, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
24
0
25 Akron, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0
24 Johnstown, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
17
0.01
26 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Harrisonburg, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Lake City, FL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Lexington-Fayette, KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Marietta, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
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26 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Ocala, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Owosso, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Port St. Lucie, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Racine, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Raleigh, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Reading, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Sheboygan, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Wichita, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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26 Winston-Salem, NC, 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]