Churches of God, General Conference Metro Areas (2010) [ Counties | States ]
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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

Ranking Metro Area   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
22 Alma, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
131
0.31
12 Altoona, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
799
0.63
45 Ann Arbor, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
36 Ashland, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
45
0.08
20 Auburn, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
147
0.35
45 Bakersfield, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
43 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
148
0.01
42 Barnstable Town, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
37
0.02
43 Battle Creek, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
20
0.01
39 Beckley, WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
68
0.05
44 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
112
0
45 Branson, MO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
45 Canton-Massillon, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
3 Celina, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
759
1.86
8 Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,322
0.88
39 Champaign-Urbana, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
119
0.05
39 Charleston, WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
115
0.05
6 Charleston-Mattoon, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
646
1
44 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
45
0
45 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
44 Columbia, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
44 Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
45 Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
5 Decatur, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,686
1.52
19 Defiance, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
143
0.37
28 DuBois, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
164
0.2
45 Elkhart-Goshen, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
38 Elmira, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
54
0.06
9 Farmington, MO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
486
0.74
7 Findlay, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
735
0.98
41 Fort Smith, AR-OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
96
0.03
15 Fort Wayne, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,256
0.54
23 Freeport, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
136
0.29
44 Gallup, NM, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
45 Gettysburg, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
43 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
55
0.01
25 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
625
0.25
43 Hammond, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
12
0.01
4 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
8,512
1.55
44 Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
45 Hot Springs, AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
37 Huntingdon, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
30
0.07
45 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
40 Indiana, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
36
0.04
38 Iowa City, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
97
0.06
32 Johnstown, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
200
0.14
43 Kansas City, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
102
0.01
14 Lancaster, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,002
0.58
45 Lima, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
34 Mansfield, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
151
0.12
35 Marion, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
61
0.09
36 McAlester, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area
37
0.08
44 Meridian, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
44 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
45 Mobile, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
45 Mount Sterling, KY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
29 Muncie, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
218
0.19
42 Muskogee, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area
16
0.02
31 New Castle, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
158
0.17
44 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
77
0
11 Oil City, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
360
0.65
44 Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
59
0
44 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
65
0
24 Ottawa-Peru, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
404
0.26
44 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
33 Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,125
0.13
24 Portsmouth, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
206
0.26
30 Pottsville, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
264
0.18
44 Reading, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
44 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
79
0
45 Russellville, AR, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
45 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
44 Salisbury, MD-DE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
43 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
183
0.01
45 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
27 Shawnee, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area
161
0.23
10 Somerset, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
556
0.72
45 Spencer, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
45 St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
43 Stockton-Lodi, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
36
0.01
38 Sunbury, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
54
0.06
16 Taylorville, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
164
0.47
30 Terre Haute, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
308
0.18
26 Tiffin, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
136
0.24
38 Toledo, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
385
0.06
40 Tulsa, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
376
0.04
44 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
10
0
1 Van Wert, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,099
3.82
42 Visalia-Porterville, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
67
0.02
2 Wabash, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
812
2.47
34 Wapakoneta, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
53
0.12
13 Warsaw, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
457
0.59
17 Washington, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
139
0.44
43 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
433
0.01
38 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
97
0.06
40 Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
51
0.04
38 Wheeling, WV-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
89
0.06
21 Wooster, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
392
0.34
18 York-Hanover, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,830
0.42
44 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
8
0
35 Yuba City, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
150
0.09


* 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]