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The Churches of God, General Conference was founded in 1825 by John Winebrenner, formerly a minister with the German Reformed Church. It was known for much of its history as the General Eldership of the Churches of God in North America.

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 Churches 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.

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Complete List

RankingMetro Area   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
2 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
8,934
1.75
28 Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,667
0.15
13 Lancaster, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,229
0.69
15 Fort Wayne, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,178
0.56
17 York-Hanover, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,890
0.5
6 Decatur, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,263
1.1
8 Wooster, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,039
0.93
1 Celina, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,003
2.45
3 Charleston-Mattoon, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
988
1.53
12 Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
984
0.76
14 Altoona, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
816
0.63
9 Somerset, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
721
0.9
10 Warsaw, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
621
0.84
5 Farmington, MO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
618
1.11
11 Findlay, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
591
0.83
25 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
515
0.25
40 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
449
0.01
4 Wabash, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
444
1.27
23 Wheeling, WV-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
415
0.27
14 Oil City, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
365
0.63
26 Pottsville, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
297
0.2
7 Van Wert, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
297
1
27 Ottawa-Peru, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
285
0.19
37 Toledo, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
284
0.05
21 New Castle, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
283
0.3
28 Terre Haute, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
250
0.15
41 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
225
0
23 DuBois, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
221
0.27
40 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
200
0.01
16 Defiance, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
200
0.51
39 Tulsa, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
179
0.02
40 Kansas City, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
178
0.01
31 Johnstown, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
167
0.11
18 Taylorville, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
163
0.46
20 Huntingdon, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
152
0.33
36 Charleston, WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
151
0.06
36 Champaign-Urbana, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
133
0.06
21 McAlester, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area
133
0.3
23 Freeport, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
131
0.27
32 Mansfield, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
131
0.1
41 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
130
0
27 Shawnee, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area
122
0.19
19 Washington, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
122
0.41
38 Visalia-Porterville, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
119
0.03
33 Yuba City, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
119
0.09
40 Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
118
0.01
37 Fort Smith, AR-OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
116
0.05
22 Auburn, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
114
0.28
39 Bakersfield, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
112
0.02
30 Indiana, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
107
0.12
32 Meridian, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
103
0.1
40 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
98
0.01
36 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
96
0.06
35 Iowa City, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
95
0.07
39 Canton-Massillon, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
93
0.02
41 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
93
0
28 Tiffin, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
88
0.15
27 Alma, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
82
0.19
36 Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
80
0.06
41 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
71
0
39 Ann Arbor, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
70
0.02
35 Sunbury, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
69
0.07
37 Beckley, WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
68
0.05
40 Stockton-Lodi, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
68
0.01
41 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
65
0
32 Marion, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
64
0.1
34 Gallup, NM, Micropolitan Statistical Area
62
0.08
29 Wapakoneta, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
61
0.13
24 Spencer, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
45
0.26
37 Gettysburg, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
42
0.05
40 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
35
0.01
39 Battle Creek, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
32
0.02
41 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
30
0
37 Ashland, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
26
0.05
38 Russellville, AR, Micropolitan Statistical Area
21
0.03
40 Hammond, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
12
0.01
40 Branson, MO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
10
0.01
41 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
7
0
40 Muskogee, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area
4
0.01
42 Barnstable Town, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Columbia, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Elkhart-Goshen, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Elmira, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Hot Springs, AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Lima, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Mobile, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Mount Sterling, KY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Muncie, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Portsmouth, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Reading, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Salisbury, MD-DE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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42 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
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42 St. Louis, MO-IL, 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]




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