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The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church was founded in 1796 by former members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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 African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. 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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Ranking Metro Area   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
74 Akron, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
507
0.07
73 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
726
0.08
20 Albemarle, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
955
1.58
78 Alexandria, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
43
0.03
78 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
267
0.03
82 Altoona, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
82 Amsterdam, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
78 Anchorage, AK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
125
0.03
71 Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
122
0.1
55 Asheville, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,203
0.28
17 Athens, TN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
966
1.85
82 Athens-Clarke County, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
76 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,594
0.05
57 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
667
0.24
66 Auburn, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
119
0.15
26 Auburn-Opelika, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,512
1.08
69 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
683
0.12
35 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
18,250
0.67
30 Bardstown, KY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
376
0.87
82 Bastrop, LA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
82 Batavia, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
77 Baton Rouge, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
308
0.04
67 Battle Creek, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
184
0.14
6 Bennettsville, SC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
820
2.83
39 Big Stone Gap, VA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
358
0.58
76 Binghamton, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
118
0.05
51 Birmingham-Hoover, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,769
0.33
72 Bluefield, WV-VA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
95
0.09
79 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
736
0.02
82 Bowling Green, KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
78 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
308
0.03
64 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,974
0.17
73 Burlington, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
122
0.08
41 Cambridge, MD, Micropolitan Statistical Area
180
0.55
82 Campbellsville, KY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
71 Canton-Massillon, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
423
0.1
51 Centralia, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
132
0.33
69 Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
184
0.12
82 Charleston, WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
63 Charleston-Mattoon, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
117
0.18
76 Charleston-North Charleston, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
309
0.05
20 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
35,056
1.58
68 Charlottesville, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
294
0.13
50 Chattanooga, TN-GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,827
0.35
76 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,295
0.05
79 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
491
0.02
44 Clarksdale, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
129
0.49
76 Clarksville, TN-KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
129
0.05
49 Cleveland, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
125
0.37
60 Cleveland, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
243
0.21
78 Cleveland-Elyria, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
680
0.03
74 Columbia, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
120
0.07
49 Columbia, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,865
0.37
53 Columbus, GA-AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
884
0.3
79 Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
468
0.02
69 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
274
0.12
54 Cullowhee, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
116
0.29
80 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
672
0.01
75 Danville, VA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
60
0.06
61 Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
365
0.2
75 Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
488
0.06
24 Dayton, TN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
368
1.16
57 Decatur, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
368
0.24
80 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
243
0.01
79 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
138
0.02
75 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,770
0.06
9 Dunn, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,789
2.43
27 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,070
1.01
3 Elizabeth City, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,629
4.1
82 Elkhart-Goshen, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
61 Elmira, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
181
0.2
70 Erie, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
298
0.11
77 Evansville, IN-KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
122
0.04
62 Fairbanks, AK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
188
0.19
10 Fayetteville, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
8,782
2.4
78 Flint, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
123
0.03
7 Forest City, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,868
2.75
79 Fresno, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
195
0.02
45 Gaffney, SC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
247
0.45
82 Gainesville, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
63 Gettysburg, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
180
0.18
55 Gloversville, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
156
0.28
23 Goldsboro, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,453
1.18
78 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
251
0.03
67 Greeneville, TN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
95
0.14
62 Greensboro-High Point, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,372
0.19
34 Greenville, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,246
0.74
80 Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
123
0.01
62 Greenwood, SC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
181
0.19
71 Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
373
0.1
22 Hammond, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,490
1.23
73 Hanford-Corcoran, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
128
0.08
64 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
909
0.17
58 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,735
0.23
12 Henderson, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
958
2.11
40 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,081
0.57
69 Hot Springs, AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
119
0.12
80 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
338
0.01
62 Hudson, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
117
0.19
75 Huntsville, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
244
0.06
61 Indiana, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
175
0.2
75 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,186
0.06
75 Ithaca, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
57
0.06
44 Jackson, MS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,773
0.49
80 Jacksonville, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
177
0.01
42 Jacksonville, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
942
0.53
72 Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
120
0.09
73 Jefferson City, MO, Metropolitan Statistical Area
123
0.08
63 Johnson City, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
355
0.18
76 Johnstown, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
70
0.05
59 Kankakee, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
249
0.22
76 Kansas City, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,073
0.05
62 Key West, FL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
136
0.19
37 Kill Devil Hills, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
232
0.61
51 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,016
0.33
65 Kingston, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
294
0.16
14 Kinston, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,187
2
48 Knoxville, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,182
0.38
82 Kokomo, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
78 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
183
0.03
82 Laurel, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
8 Laurinburg, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
895
2.48
74 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
493
0.07
80 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,626
0.01
69 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,473
0.12
13 Lumberton, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,779
2.07
82 Macon, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
73 Madera, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
128
0.08
29 Madisonville, KY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
426
0.91
82 Malvern, AR, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
82 Mansfield, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
42 Marion, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
240
0.53
82 McComb, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
72 Memphis, TN-MS-AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,255
0.09
76 Merced, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
132
0.05
54 Meridian, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
310
0.29
80 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
300
0.01
47 Middlesborough, KY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
119
0.41
80 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
124
0.01
34 Mobile, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,044
0.74
79 Modesto, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
128
0.02
18 Montgomery, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
6,679
1.78
28 Morehead City, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
638
0.96
45 Morristown, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
509
0.45
64 Mount Airy, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
122
0.17
82 Mount Sterling, KY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
82 Mount Vernon, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
77 Muskegon, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
74
0.04
46 Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,582
0.42
82 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
2 New Bern, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,551
4.38
61 New Castle, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
178
0.2
59 New Haven-Milford, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,864
0.22
80 New Orleans-Metairie, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
120
0.01
78 New Philadelphia-Dover, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
31
0.03
69 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
23,668
0.12
15 Newberry, SC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
730
1.95
43 Newport, TN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
180
0.5
40 North Wilkesboro, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
392
0.57
59 Norwich-New London, CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
598
0.22
76 Ocala, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
176
0.05
65 Ogdensburg-Massena, NY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
179
0.16
80 Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
125
0.01
78 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
252
0.03
68 Orangeburg, SC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
122
0.13
79 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
429
0.02
82 Owensboro, KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
32 Oxford, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
481
0.8
36 Ozark, AL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
311
0.62
82 Palatka, FL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
79 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
117
0.02
49 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,683
0.37
76 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,803
0.05
81 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
126
0
69 Pine Bluff, AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
122
0.12
5 Pinehurst-Southern Pines, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
3,153
3.57
71 Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,264
0.1
63 Pittsfield, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
233
0.18
82 Port Angeles, WA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
75 Portland-South Portland, ME, Metropolitan Statistical Area
297
0.06
80 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
308
0.01
78 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
420
0.03
52 Raleigh, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
3,642
0.32
69 Richmond, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,502
0.12
81 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
51
0
75 Roanoke, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
181
0.06
75 Rochester, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
603
0.06
1 Rockingham, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,217
4.75
61 Rocky Mount, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
307
0.2
62 Rome, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
185
0.19
79 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
484
0.02
64 Salem, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
180
0.17
76 Salem, OR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
189
0.05
51 Salisbury, MD-DE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,228
0.33
80 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
254
0.01
79 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
524
0.02
79 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,069
0.02
79 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
444
0.02
65 Sandusky, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
120
0.16
4 Sanford, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2,348
4.06
80 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
312
0.01
73 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
116
0.08
21 Selma, AL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
565
1.29
19 Shelby, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,567
1.6
82 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
71 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
327
0.1
38 Spartanburg, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,891
0.6
78 Springfield, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
73
0.03
79 Springfield, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
151
0.02
78 St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
847
0.03
78 Stockton-Lodi, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
193
0.03
16 Summerville, GA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
485
1.86
69 Sumter, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
125
0.12
73 Syracuse, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
545
0.08
56 Talladega-Sylacauga, AL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
237
0.25
76 Tallahassee, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
177
0.05
79 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
642
0.02
82 The Villages, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
67 Toledo, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
858
0.14
73 Torrington, CT, Micropolitan Statistical Area
160
0.08
76 Trenton, NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
193
0.05
82 Troy, AL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
76 Tulsa, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
498
0.05
25 Tuscaloosa, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
2,587
1.12
75 Utica-Rome, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
180
0.06
82 Valdosta, GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
78 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
123
0.03
82 Vicksburg, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
74 Victoria, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area
63
0.07
57 Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ, Metropolitan Statistical Area
369
0.24
54 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
4,923
0.29
82 Visalia-Porterville, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
11 Washington, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,024
2.14
69 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
6,586
0.12
80 Watertown-Fort Drum, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
16
0.01
72 Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
118
0.09
61 Williamsport, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
238
0.2
33 Wilmington, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1,981
0.78
21 Wilson, NC, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1,050
1.29
31 Winston-Salem, NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
5,273
0.82
78 Worcester, MA-CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area
301
0.03
71 York-Hanover, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
426
0.1
74 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
375
0.07


* 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]