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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.

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Rank
2010
Rank
2000
Rank
1990
Metro Area   [Download CSV]
Percent
2010
Percent
2000
Percent
1990
22 27 35 Alma, MI, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.31
0.19
0.1
12 14 13 Altoona, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.63
0.63
0.7
45 39 46 Ann Arbor, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.02
--
36 37 34 Ashland, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.05
0.11
20 22 16 Auburn, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.35
0.28
0.62
45 39 43 Bakersfield, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.02
0.02
43 40 44 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.01
0.01
42 42 46 Barnstable Town, MA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
--
--
43 39 42 Battle Creek, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.02
0.03
39 37 39 Beckley, WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.05
0.06
44 41 46 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
--
45 40 27 Branson, MO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.01
0.21
45 39 44 Canton-Massillon, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.02
0.01
3 1 3 Celina, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1.86
2.45
1.43
8 12 12 Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.88
0.76
0.71
39 36 34 Champaign-Urbana, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.06
0.11
39 36 36 Charleston, WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.06
0.09
6 3 5 Charleston-Mattoon, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
1
1.53
1.37
44 41 46 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
--
45 42 45 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
0
44 42 46 Columbia, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
--
--
44 42 45 Columbus, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
--
0
45 42 40 Dayton, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
0.05
5 6 4 Decatur, IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.52
1.1
1.4
19 16 19 Defiance, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.37
0.51
0.49
28 23 23 DuBois, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.2
0.27
0.3
45 42 31 Elkhart-Goshen, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
0.15
38 42 46 Elmira, NY, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
--
--
9 5 2 Farmington, MO, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.74
1.11
1.72
7 11 6 Findlay, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.98
0.83
1.32
41 37 41 Fort Smith, AR-OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.05
0.04
15 15 15 Fort Wayne, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.54
0.56
0.65
23 23 26 Freeport, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.29
0.27
0.25
44 34 36 Gallup, NM, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0
0.08
0.09
45 37 46 Gettysburg, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.05
--
43 40 45 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.01
0
25 25 21 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.25
0.25
0.4
43 40 36 Hammond, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.01
0.09
4 2 1 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.55
1.75
1.78
44 42 46 Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
--
--
45 42 40 Hot Springs, AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
0.05
37 20 17 Huntingdon, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.33
0.59
45 40 44 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.01
0.01
40 30 41 Indiana, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.12
0.04
38 35 37 Iowa City, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.07
0.08
32 31 42 Johnstown, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.14
0.11
0.03
43 40 44 Kansas City, MO-KS, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.01
0.01
14 13 9 Lancaster, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.58
0.69
0.85
45 42 39 Lima, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
0.06
34 32 35 Mansfield, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.1
0.1
35 32 46 Marion, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.09
0.1
--
36 21 28 McAlester, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.3
0.19
44 32 38 Meridian, MS, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0
0.1
0.07
44 42 46 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
--
--
45 42 45 Mobile, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
0
45 42 10 Mount Sterling, KY, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
0.8
29 42 46 Muncie, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.19
--
--
42 40 42 Muskogee, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.01
0.03
31 21 46 New Castle, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.3
--
44 41 46 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
--
11 14 8 Oil City, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.65
0.63
0.9
44 40 42 Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0.01
0.03
44 42 46 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
--
--
24 27 30 Ottawa-Peru, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.26
0.19
0.17
44 41 46 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
--
33 28 32 Pittsburgh, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.13
0.15
0.14
24 42 46 Portsmouth, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.26
--
--
30 26 25 Pottsville, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.18
0.2
0.27
44 42 46 Reading, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
--
--
44 42 46 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
--
--
45 38 46 Russellville, AR, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.03
--
45 42 45 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
0
44 42 46 Salisbury, MD-DE, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
--
--
43 41 45 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0
0
45 42 41 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
0.04
27 27 29 Shawnee, OK, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.23
0.19
0.18
10 9 14 Somerset, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.72
0.9
0.67
45 24 46 Spencer, IA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.26
--
45 42 45 St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
--
0
43 40 45 Stockton-Lodi, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.01
0
38 35 36 Sunbury, PA, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.07
0.09
16 18 20 Taylorville, IL, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.47
0.46
0.47
30 28 46 Terre Haute, IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.18
0.15
--
26 28 33 Tiffin, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.24
0.15
0.13
38 37 42 Toledo, OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.05
0.03
40 39 43 Tulsa, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.02
0.02
44 41 44 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
0.01
1 7 12 Van Wert, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
3.82
1
0.71
42 38 43 Visalia-Porterville, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.03
0.02
2 4 11 Wabash, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
2.47
1.27
0.76
34 29 46 Wapakoneta, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.13
--
13 10 18 Warsaw, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.59
0.84
0.54
17 19 24 Washington, IN, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.44
0.41
0.28
43 40 44 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.01
0.01
38 36 38 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.06
0.07
40 36 42 Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.06
0.03
38 23 23 Wheeling, WV-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.27
0.3
21 8 7 Wooster, OH, Micropolitan Statistical Area
0.34
0.93
0.97
18 17 22 York-Hanover, PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.42
0.5
0.32
44 41 44 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0
0
0.01
35 33 44 Yuba City, CA, Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.09
0.09
0.01


* 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]