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This church is the outgrowth of several independent local groups of similar faith, some in existence as early as 1800; others date their beginnings from the arrival of British immigrants to this country around 1847. These diverse groups shared in general Adventist theology. A national organization was instituted in 1888 and 1889; however, because of strong convictions relating to congregational rights and authority, the national body ceased to function until 1921, when the present general conference was formed at Waterloo, Iowa. The corporate name today is Church of God General Conference, Morrow, Georgia.

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 Church of God General Conference. 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
17 Arkansas City-Winfield, KS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
15 Asheville, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
27
0.01
15 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
222
0.01
14 Baton Rouge, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
119
0.02
17 Bloomington, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
17 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
12 Cedar Rapids, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
93
0.04
16 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
32
0
15 Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
108
0.01
16 Columbia, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
8
0
17 Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
17 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
12 Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
297
0.04
11 Dixon, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
17
0.05
10 Farmington, MO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
33
0.06
6 Frankfort, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
40
0.12
17 Fremont, NE, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
12 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
326
0.04
8 Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
628
0.09
6 Hammond, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
119
0.12
13 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
106
0.03
17 Hot Springs, AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
17 Hutchinson, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
17 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
14 Janesville-Beloit, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
32
0.02
16 Kansas City, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
85
0
17 Kendallville, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
14 Killeen-Temple, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
55
0.02
11 Kokomo, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
42
0.05
17 Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
14 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
119
0.02
16 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
33
0
2 Macomb, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
78
0.24
5 Malvern, AR, Micropolitan Statistical Area
43
0.14
15 Marquette, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
7
0.01
17 Menomonie, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
16 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
95
0
3 Mount Pleasant, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
124
0.2
16 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
25
0
17 New Castle, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
17 New Orleans-Metairie, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
15 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
111
0.01
16 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
34
0
15 Peoria, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
45
0.01
16 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
109
0
4 Plymouth, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
81
0.18
16 Pueblo, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
6
0
1 Rochelle, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
271
0.53
9 Rockford, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
267
0.08
17 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
16 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
15
0
13 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
105
0.03
15 Springfield, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
26
0.01
8 Springfield, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
134
0.09
15 St. Cloud, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
18
0.01
16 St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
45
0
17 Storm Lake, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
17 Toledo, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Urbana, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
24
0.06
16 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
96
0
15 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
18
0.01
7 Wenatchee, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
104
0.1


* 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]