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The Reformed Church in America, the oldest continuously existing Protestant church in the United States, perpetuates the religious life of the Dutch Reformed settlement of New Amsterdam (New York) in the seventeenth century.

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 Reformed Church in America. 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
44 Alamogordo, NM, Micropolitan Statistical Area
222
0.36
20 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
14,092
1.71
33 Albert Lea, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
251
0.77
47 Alexandria, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
98
0.3
73 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
3 Amsterdam, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,534
5.1
68 Ann Arbor, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
122
0.04
71 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
245
0.01
46 Auburn, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
258
0.31
62 Battle Creek, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
137
0.1
30 Beatrice, NE, Micropolitan Statistical Area
231
1
13 Beaver Dam, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,925
3.41
27 Bellingham, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,974
1.18
38 Bismarck, ND, Metropolitan Statistical Area
622
0.62
67 Boise City, ID, Metropolitan Statistical Area
216
0.05
72 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
104
0
22 Brookings, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
424
1.5
73 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
63 Burlington, IA-IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
43
0.09
24 Cadillac, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
638
1.42
39 Canton, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
220
0.58
73 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
53 Cedar Rapids, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
480
0.2
57 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
13,378
0.15
65 Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,477
0.07
42 Clinton, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
201
0.4
56 Colorado Springs, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
857
0.16
67 Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
803
0.05
68 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,040
0.04
59 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
504
0.13
62 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,169
0.1
37 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,142
0.65
70 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,039
0.02
73 East Stroudsburg, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
42 Espaņola, NM, Micropolitan Statistical Area
164
0.4
65 Fargo, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
117
0.07
63 Flint, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
392
0.09
26 Fond du Lac, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,305
1.34
66 Fort Wayne, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
221
0.06
32 Freeport, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
434
0.89
73 Fresno, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
59 Glens Falls, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
156
0.13
36 Gloversville, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
394
0.72
1 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
54,943
5.9
59 Great Falls, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
104
0.13
7 Holland, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
4,439
4.2
8 Hudson, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,570
4.07
70 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
369
0.02
52 Iowa City, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
281
0.21
40 Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
589
0.42
59 Janesville-Beloit, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
197
0.13
14 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
10,618
3.37
31 Kankakee, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
953
0.92
71 Kansas City, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
236
0.01
11 Kingston, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
6,131
3.45
46 Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
549
0.31
55 Lansing-East Lansing, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
742
0.17
61 Lawton, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
137
0.11
43 Lincoln, NE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,041
0.39
29 Los Alamos, NM, Micropolitan Statistical Area
188
1.02
55 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
21,502
0.17
23 Ludington, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
411
1.45
52 Madera, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
259
0.21
62 Madison, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
542
0.1
73 Malone, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
39 Mason City, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
313
0.58
70 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
863
0.02
41 Midland, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
336
0.41
66 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
927
0.06
64 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,324
0.08
17 Mitchell, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
468
2.14
73 Mobile, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
62 Modesto, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
439
0.1
15 Muskegon, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,435
3.19
71 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
79
0.01
44 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
67,586
0.36
12 Newton, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,276
3.43
63 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
154
0.09
58 North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
838
0.14
34 Oak Harbor, WA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
541
0.76
65 Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
782
0.07
66 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
485
0.06
70 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
337
0.02
9 Oskaloosa, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
891
3.99
57 Ottumwa, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
69
0.15
60 Peoria, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
434
0.12
67 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,975
0.05
67 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,698
0.05
73 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
57 Prescott, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
255
0.15
64 Racine, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
147
0.08
69 Raleigh, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
249
0.03
50 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,610
0.23
18 Rochelle, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,024
2.01
48 Rochester, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
535
0.29
51 Rochester, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,346
0.22
67 Rockford, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
148
0.05
62 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,804
0.1
70 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
506
0.02
71 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
614
0.01
64 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,350
0.08
73 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
70 Santa Rosa, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
71
0.02
69 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
771
0.03
27 Seneca Falls, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
394
1.18
5 Sheboygan, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,227
4.64
35 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,238
0.74
16 Sioux Falls, SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,342
2.32
4 Spencer, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
816
4.7
10 Spirit Lake, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
618
3.76
71 St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
320
0.01
2 Sterling, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
3,406
5.62
49 Stockton-Lodi, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,389
0.25
64 Syracuse, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
526
0.08
69 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
773
0.03
23 Traverse City, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,900
1.45
67 Trenton, NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
190
0.05
69 Tucson, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
253
0.03
21 Twin Falls, ID, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,329
1.61
48 Utica-Rome, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
867
0.29
73 Van Wert, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
51 Visalia-Porterville, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
814
0.22
71 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
292
0.01
19 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,814
1.72
49 Watertown-Fort Drum, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
275
0.25
45 Wausau, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
426
0.34
54 Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
173
0.18
69 Wichita, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
191
0.03
25 Willmar, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
556
1.35
47 Wisconsin Rapids-Marshfield, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
230
0.3
6 Worthington, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
959
4.6
60 Yakima, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
273
0.12
28 Yankton, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
230
1.06


* 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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