Reformed Church in America Metro Areas (2010) [ Counties | States ]
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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
43 Alamogordo, NM, Micropolitan Statistical Area
248
0.39
27 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
10,289
1.18
35 Albert Lea, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
200
0.64
73 Alexandria, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
73 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
10 Amsterdam, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,420
2.83
65 Ann Arbor, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
241
0.07
71 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
282
0.01
53 Auburn, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
154
0.19
65 Battle Creek, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
102
0.07
31 Beatrice, NE, Micropolitan Statistical Area
182
0.82
11 Beaver Dam, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,487
2.8
33 Bellingham, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,467
0.73
38 Bismarck, ND, Metropolitan Statistical Area
628
0.55
68 Boise City, ID, Metropolitan Statistical Area
219
0.04
72 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
106
0
24 Brookings, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
412
1.29
73 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
65 Burlington, IA-IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
31
0.07
20 Cadillac, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
845
1.78
39 Canton, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
178
0.48
73 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
46 Cedar Rapids, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
820
0.32
56 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
15,549
0.16
66 Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,324
0.06
44 Clinton, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
177
0.36
57 Colorado Springs, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
937
0.15
65 Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,309
0.07
71 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
512
0.01
56 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
598
0.16
67 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,330
0.05
32 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,227
0.74
70 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
679
0.02
59 East Stroudsburg, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
215
0.13
44 Espaņola, NM, Micropolitan Statistical Area
145
0.36
68 Fargo, ND-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
79
0.04
66 Flint, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
254
0.06
23 Fond du Lac, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,335
1.31
67 Fort Wayne, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
202
0.05
34 Freeport, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
325
0.68
70 Fresno, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
175
0.02
60 Glens Falls, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
155
0.12
49 Gloversville, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
152
0.27
2 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
48,891
4.94
66 Great Falls, MT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
52
0.06
6 Holland, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
4,465
4.01
18 Hudson, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,379
2.19
70 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
295
0.02
56 Iowa City, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
241
0.16
42 Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
534
0.4
62 Janesville-Beloit, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
163
0.1
9 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
9,368
2.87
29 Kankakee, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,204
1.06
71 Kansas City, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
177
0.01
12 Kingston, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,987
2.73
52 Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
426
0.21
55 Lansing-East Lansing, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
782
0.17
61 Lawton, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
141
0.11
44 Lincoln, NE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,077
0.36
47 Los Alamos, NM, Micropolitan Statistical Area
55
0.31
60 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
15,566
0.12
16 Ludington, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
650
2.26
45 Madera, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
517
0.34
64 Madison, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
503
0.08
73 Malone, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
40 Mason City, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
234
0.45
71 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
573
0.01
41 Midland, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
349
0.42
68 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
669
0.04
67 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,638
0.05
19 Mitchell, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
436
1.91
73 Mobile, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
67 Modesto, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
232
0.05
8 Muskegon, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,997
2.9
73 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
50 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
51,672
0.26
15 Newton, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
863
2.34
69 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
42
0.03
67 North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
353
0.05
36 Oak Harbor, WA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
477
0.61
68 Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
491
0.04
64 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
675
0.08
71 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
242
0.01
7 Oskaloosa, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
804
3.59
58 Ottumwa, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
62
0.14
65 Peoria, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
280
0.07
69 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,778
0.03
69 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,101
0.03
73 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
62 Prescott, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
218
0.1
66 Racine, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
122
0.06
70 Raleigh, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
197
0.02
55 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
7,130
0.17
26 Rochelle, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
672
1.26
49 Rochester, MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
558
0.27
58 Rochester, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,551
0.14
73 Rockford, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
62 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,057
0.1
71 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
360
0.01
66 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,412
0.06
67 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
993
0.05
73 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
70 Santa Rosa, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
97
0.02
70 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
555
0.02
37 Seneca Falls, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
207
0.59
4 Sheboygan, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,276
4.57
30 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,541
0.91
14 Sioux Falls, SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,379
2.36
5 Spencer, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
735
4.41
3 Spirit Lake, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
771
4.63
71 St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
336
0.01
1 Sterling, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,907
4.97
54 Stockton-Lodi, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,218
0.18
66 Syracuse, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
384
0.06
71 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
262
0.01
22 Traverse City, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,920
1.34
67 Trenton, NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
181
0.05
69 Tucson, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
299
0.03
21 Twin Falls, ID, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,633
1.64
52 Utica-Rome, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
626
0.21
35 Van Wert, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
185
0.64
49 Visalia-Porterville, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,183
0.27
71 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
299
0.01
17 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,739
2.23
48 Watertown-Fort Drum, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
350
0.3
47 Wausau, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
422
0.31
63 Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
91
0.09
68 Wichita, KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
283
0.04
25 Willmar, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
537
1.27
51 Wisconsin Rapids-Marshfield, WI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
185
0.25
13 Worthington, MN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
563
2.63
62 Yakima, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
236
0.1
28 Yankton, SD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
254
1.13


* 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]