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The Friends United Meeting was founded by the more programmed and "orthodox" tradition among Friends in 1902. At first known as the Five Years Meeting of Friends, it assumed its present name in 1965.

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 Friends United Meeting. 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
32 Bakersfield, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
13
0
22 Baraboo, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
78
0.13
14 Burlington, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
544
0.36
31 Celina, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
5
0.01
31 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
125
0.01
32 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
34
0
32 Chillicothe, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2
0
31 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
106
0.01
17 Columbus, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
160
0.21
30 Crawfordsville, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
7
0.02
14 Danville, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
290
0.36
30 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
63
0.02
29 Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
279
0.03
21 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
783
0.14
24 Dunn, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
105
0.09
25 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
348
0.07
16 Elizabeth City, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
207
0.32
32 Evansville, IN-KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4
0
1 Fairfield, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
329
1.95
13 Goldsboro, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
549
0.45
11 Greensboro-High Point, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,601
0.64
19 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,004
0.16
25 Iowa City, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
109
0.07
32 Kearney, NE, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
31 Knoxville, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
96
0.01
8 Kokomo, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
908
1.1
30 Lima, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
22
0.02
32 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
417
0
31 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
74
0.01
7 Marion, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
781
1.11
6 Marshalltown, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
518
1.27
23 Mason City, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
51
0.1
31 Miami, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area
4
0.01
32 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
29 Morristown, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
32
0.03
10 Mount Airy, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
515
0.7
20 Muncie, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
179
0.15
22 Muscatine, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
55
0.13
32 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
3 New Castle, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
752
1.52
9 Newton, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
370
1
5 Oskaloosa, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
288
1.29
15 Peru, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
123
0.33
20 Pinehurst-Southern Pines, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
135
0.15
12 Richmond, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
378
0.55
32 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
34
0
29 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
98
0.03
18 Spirit Lake, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
32
0.19
28 Terre Haute, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
67
0.04
26 Traverse City, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
82
0.06
31 Tulsa, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
100
0.01
22 Van Wert, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
38
0.13
32 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
59
0
4 Wabash, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
483
1.47
27 Wapakoneta, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
21
0.05
23 Warsaw, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
76
0.1
24 Wichita, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
556
0.09
2 Wilmington, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
728
1.73
17 Winston-Salem, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,342
0.21


* 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]