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The Christian or Open Brethren is one branch of the movement (popularly called the Plymouth Brethren) begun by John Nelson Darby in England in the 1820s. It has been more open to cooperation with believers in non-Brethren organizations.

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 Christian Brethren. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.

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Rank
1990
Rank
1980
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Percent
1990
Percent
1980
27 25 Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.03
13 8 Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.24
29 26 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.02
28 26 Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.02
26 25 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.03
31 22 Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.06
15 28 Amarillo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.15
0
28 27 Ames, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.01
21 14 Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.09
0.14
31 23 Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.05
23 26 Anderson, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.02
29 28 Ann Arbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0
24 17 Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.11
29 26 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.02
24 22 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.06
12 11 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.19
0.17
30 19 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0.09
25 24 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.04
28 27 Battle Creek, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.01
19 26 Bay City, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.02
29 27 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.01
22 21 Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.07
29 27 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.01
2 28 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.39
0
27 24 Boise City-Nampa, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.04
28 26 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.02
20 19 Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.09
24 23 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.05
29 26 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.02
31 25 Brunswick, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.03
23 23 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.05
3 1 Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.38
0.53
31 28 Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0
29 28 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0
1 2 Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.58
0.43
25 24 Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.04
20 18 Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.1
27 24 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.04
28 27 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.01
25 24 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.04
29 25 Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.03
27 27 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.01
27 25 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.03
17 28 Coeur d'Alene, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.13
0
21 12 Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.09
0.16
27 27 Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.01
31 21 Corvallis, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.07
28 28 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0
22 22 Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.06
18 24 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.04
19 28 Danville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0
14 24 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.16
0.04
29 27 Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.01
23 20 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.08
22 21 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.07
23 17 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.11
23 23 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.05
25 22 Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.06
4 28 Dubuque, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.35
0
27 25 Duluth, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.03
11 5 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.2
0.35
31 25 Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.03
28 26 El Paso, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.02
31 24 Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.04
26 24 Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.04
26 23 Eugene-Springfield, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.05
9 6 Fairbanks, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.22
0.28
27 20 Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.08
23 23 Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.05
31 28 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0
28 11 Flagstaff, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.17
28 25 Flint, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.03
10 9 Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.21
0.2
22 23 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.05
29 27 Fort Wayne, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.01
29 27 Fresno, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.01
28 28 Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0
24 23 Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.05
31 27 Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.01
20 28 Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0
22 20 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.08
28 26 Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.02
28 24 Green Bay, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.04
17 14 Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.13
0.14
27 25 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.03
27 15 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.13
27 24 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.04
26 26 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.02
18 27 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.01
19 16 Holland-Grand Haven, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.12
28 25 Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.03
27 25 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.03
28 28 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0
29 26 Huntsville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.02
29 28 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0
23 25 Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.03
27 28 Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0
26 24 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.04
26 28 Janesville, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0
26 28 Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0
28 28 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0
28 26 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.02
31 27 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.01
28 28 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0
26 28 Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0
22 20 La Crosse, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.08
27 25 Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.03
24 23 Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.05
29 28 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0
28 26 Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.02
29 26 Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.02
9 28 Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.22
0
5 10 Lawrence, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.34
0.19
27 24 Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.04
24 24 Longview, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.04
22 28 Longview, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0
28 25 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.03
30 28 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
28 24 Lubbock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.04
22 22 Macon, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.06
28 25 Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.03
22 28 Manchester-Nashua, NH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0
28 15 Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.13
29 28 Medford, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0
29 27 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.01
24 17 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.11
31 23 Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.05
27 26 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.02
28 26 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.02
24 23 Missoula, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.05
31 27 Mobile, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.01
29 27 Modesto, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.01
31 26 Monroe, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.02
27 27 Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.01
12 14 Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.19
0.14
28 28 Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0
19 22 Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.06
22 13 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.15
23 20 Napa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.08
26 26 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.02
20 21 New Haven-Milford, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.07
26 26 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.02
26 25 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.03
28 26 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.02
7 4 Norwich-New London, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.27
0.36
26 22 Ocala, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.06
22 28 Ocean City, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0
28 27 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.01
26 26 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.02
27 22 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.06
26 28 Owensboro, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0
29 28 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0
25 21 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.07
31 28 Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0
25 24 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.04
27 24 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.04
25 24 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.04
28 16 Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.12
28 27 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.01
22 21 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.07
31 28 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0
26 22 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.06
28 27 Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.01
15 7 Raleigh-Cary, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.15
0.25
26 22 Reading, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.06
28 26 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.02
28 26 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.02
25 21 Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.07
24 27 Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.01
27 23 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.05
31 26 Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.02
31 24 Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.04
29 26 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.02
26 28 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0
26 27 Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.01
29 27 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.01
27 25 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.03
25 23 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.05
27 27 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.01
16 10 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.14
0.19
26 28 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0
23 21 Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.07
23 24 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.04
18 18 Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.1
19 17 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.11
31 29 Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
29 28 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0
28 25 Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.03
27 27 Spokane, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.01
24 23 Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.05
30 27 Springfield, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0.01
27 25 Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.03
22 24 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.04
26 26 Steubenville-Weirton, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.02
31 29 Stockton, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
30 28 Syracuse, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
26 25 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.03
27 24 Terre Haute, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.04
24 23 Toledo, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.05
28 26 Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.02
27 25 Trenton-Ewing, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.03
26 24 Tucson, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.04
29 28 Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0
27 28 Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0
24 28 Valdosta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0
29 27 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.01
29 25 Visalia-Porterville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.03
27 24 Waco, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.04
27 26 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.02
6 3 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.32
0.37
20 24 Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.04
20 19 Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.09
20 19 Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.09
8 8 Yakima, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.23
0.24
27 25 York-Hanover, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.03
30 28 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0


* 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]