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The Southern Baptist Convention was founded in 1845 by Baptist congregations in the American South who rejected the anti-slavery tendencies in the Northern Baptist Convention and withdrew to carry forward independently.

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 Southern Baptist Convention. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.

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2000
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1990
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18 17 11 22 Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
31.32
34.69
38.2
32.55
257 265 259 263 Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.3
0.32
0.41
0.35
55 74 58 60 Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
20.29
19.85
23.29
22.2
270 284 285 287 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.16
0.09
0.05
0.04
158 149 133 136 Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.82
3.94
6.44
6
9 9 21 23 Alexandria, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
34.81
36.13
35.73
31.97
282 291 286 287 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.02
0.04
0.04
238 269 284 276 Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.56
0.27
0.06
0.16
21 23 23 28 Amarillo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
30.17
31.95
35.11
30.81
198 211 216 242 Ames, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.16
1.23
1.39
0.71
155 142 127 142 Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.19
4.53
7.13
5.34
203 245 260 270 Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.06
0.67
0.39
0.27
4 6 7 7 Anderson, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
40.99
38.36
40.5
39.84
222 243 223 232 Ann Arbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.78
0.69
1.22
0.85
5 3 5 12 Anniston-Oxford, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
39.07
45.26
42.48
35.8
258 276 273 280 Appleton, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.29
0.18
0.19
0.12
26 25 20 11 Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
28.79
31.58
35.9
36.47
91 86 67 68 Athens-Clarke County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
14.08
17.28
22.16
21.37
92 88 83 69 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
14
16.62
19.71
21.21
275 280 275 282 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.11
0.13
0.16
0.1
81 76 73 77 Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
15.23
19.52
21.2
20.41
56 58 48 42 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
20.27
22.29
25.21
24.85
116 116 111 106 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
8.25
10.23
13.53
13.8
153 144 149 146 Bakersfield-Delano, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.22
4.36
4.68
4.96
169 180 189 184 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.92
2.1
2.11
2.38
286 292 289 291 Bangor, ME Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.01
--
--
283 287 280 290 Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.06
0.11
0
97 95 88 100 Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
13.08
15.36
18.65
15.79
214 238 214 210 Battle Creek, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.93
0.76
1.43
1.42
269 268 268 279 Bay City, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.28
0.24
0.13
47 39 35 41 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
22.99
27.4
29.77
25.01
272 269 264 272 Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.14
0.27
0.32
0.23
250 212 198 199 Bend, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.37
1.2
1.83
1.69
172 163 186 220 Billings, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.84
2.75
2.23
1.15
262 261 269 276 Binghamton, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.25
0.36
0.23
0.16
23 29 29 26 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
29.78
31.21
32.97
31.09
240 224 244 264 Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.54
0.94
0.7
0.34
121 127 134 129 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
6.7
6.82
6.43
7.39
266 256 258 262 Bloomington, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.2
0.45
0.42
0.36
212 214 232 221 Bloomington-Normal, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.95
1.15
1.04
1.13
226 226 225 231 Boise City-Nampa, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.71
0.92
1.16
0.86
259 270 271 286 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.28
0.25
0.21
0.06
249 223 226 222 Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.38
0.95
1.12
1.12
20 46 52 36 Bowling Green, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
30.3
25.19
24.91
25.6
248 236 237 233 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.41
0.78
0.88
0.82
252 272 267 272 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.35
0.22
0.27
0.23
142 138 135 126 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
4.01
5.17
6.34
8.14
79 65 64 55 Brunswick, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
15.45
21.05
22.65
22.65
272 279 275 280 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.14
0.14
0.16
0.12
106 107 108 102 Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
10.46
12.88
14.59
15.02
269 290 285 285 Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.03
0.05
0.07
269 283 273 288 Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.1
0.19
0.03
143 146 136 130 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.96
4.12
6.27
7.13
94 92 86 88 Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
13.75
16.34
18.95
17.95
193 195 175 167 Carson City, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.29
1.54
2.9
3.15
152 139 128 158 Casper, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.24
5
7.05
3.89
262 248 253 256 Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.25
0.57
0.51
0.46
200 199 201 189 Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.11
1.41
1.73
2.16
183 203 221 243 Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.54
1.35
1.29
0.7
113 112 105 101 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
9.4
12.08
14.99
15.19
89 83 78 63 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
14.34
17.41
20.34
21.84
110 109 101 89 Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
10.01
12.5
16.39
17.92
46 54 55 47 Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
23.16
23.48
24.6
23.98
148 156 158 165 Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.39
3.34
3.77
3.27
221 218 238 241 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.79
1.02
0.87
0.72
205 220 219 196 Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.04
0.98
1.32
1.76
131 135 137 141 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
5.05
5.68
6.13
5.45
32 42 47 61 Clarksville, TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
26.24
26.66
25.31
22.17
14 11 9 4 Cleveland, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
32.56
35.8
38.84
40.53
229 235 240 237 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.68
0.79
0.81
0.77
242 215 190 245 Coeur d'Alene, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.51
1.13
2.1
0.65
96 108 96 94 College Station-Bryan, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
13.38
12.85
17
16.69
161 148 147 147 Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.58
3.95
4.83
4.89
115 111 112 117 Columbia, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area
8.37
12.19
12.95
10.97
83 80 79 84 Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
15.01
18.48
20.27
18.53
45 45 46 57 Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
23.17
25.22
25.38
22.38
196 188 202 224 Columbus, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.2
1.87
1.7
1.07
175 182 185 193 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.79
2.05
2.24
1.83
101 102 100 98 Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
11.56
13.68
16.47
15.94
218 240 211 228 Corvallis, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.89
0.73
1.49
0.97
71 69 74 74 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
17.25
20.22
21.19
20.48
147 153 151 154 Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.56
3.69
4.51
4.07
80 93 84 79 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
15.29
16.3
19.1
20.03
43 44 40 29 Dalton, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
24.18
25.64
27.22
29.32
232 255 259 262 Danville, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.64
0.47
0.41
0.36
50 56 61 59 Danville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
21.86
22.43
22.82
22.27
209 239 234 247 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.98
0.75
0.97
0.61
137 143 146 152 Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
4.36
4.44
4.86
4.24
10 19 13 15 Decatur, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
34.65
33.8
37.91
35.25
162 140 157 163 Decatur, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.57
4.83
3.86
3.34
140 129 127 119 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
4.04
6.75
7.13
10.15
200 196 199 197 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.11
1.53
1.79
1.74
204 261 252 254 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.05
0.36
0.54
0.49
237 253 248 248 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.57
0.49
0.59
0.6
2 4 4 8 Dothan, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
42.29
45.16
42.97
38.69
219 235 212 205 Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.86
0.79
1.48
1.51
256 271 279 281 Dubuque, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.31
0.23
0.12
0.11
281 284 275 280 Duluth, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.09
0.16
0.12
104 103 94 71 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
10.99
13.52
17.1
21.02
258 288 289 291 Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.29
0.05
--
--
174 175 174 171 El Centro, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.81
2.24
3
2.9
151 155 145 134 El Paso, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.3
3.62
5.09
6.25
33 30 34 39 Elizabethtown, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
26
30.28
30.74
25.31
274 279 274 285 Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.14
0.17
0.07
243 275 254 268 Elmira, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.5
0.19
0.5
0.3
272 278 275 280 Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.14
0.16
0.16
0.12
215 205 209 217 Eugene-Springfield, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.92
1.33
1.53
1.2
100 105 110 111 Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
11.64
13.21
14.26
12.29
145 131 139 137 Fairbanks, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.74
6.44
5.93
5.9
271 277 279 273 Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.15
0.17
0.12
0.22
122 121 108 112 Farmington, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area
6.64
8.6
14.59
12.09
107 113 113 110 Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
10.4
11.86
12.51
12.97
61 68 63 83 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area
18.71
20.3
22.67
18.63
216 180 172 159 Flagstaff, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.91
2.1
3.06
3.79
176 178 184 194 Flint, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.75
2.15
2.26
1.8
75 79 71 75 Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
16.55
18.57
21.39
20.44
30 37 36 46 Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
28.29
28.84
28.99
23.99
228 229 227 206 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.69
0.88
1.11
1.5
38 36 28 30 Fort Smith, AR-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area
25.42
28.98
33.25
28.87
203 228 248 261 Fort Wayne, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.06
0.9
0.59
0.38
180 162 181 172 Fresno, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.64
2.81
2.49
2.84
1 1 1 2 Gadsden, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
48.5
47.07
50.76
45.43
108 110 109 104 Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
10.26
12.47
14.5
14.56
28 35 22 9 Gainesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
28.55
29.54
35.51
37.31
261 283 287 290 Glens Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.26
0.1
0.03
0
120 122 122 124 Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
6.82
8.03
8.88
8.53
277 269 206 213 Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.09
0.27
1.58
1.37
211 170 173 179 Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.96
2.34
3.04
2.56
282 280 263 278 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.13
0.33
0.14
212 210 208 199 Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.95
1.25
1.54
1.69
213 223 192 200 Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.94
0.95
2.01
1.63
250 274 272 279 Green Bay, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.37
0.2
0.2
0.13
105 104 103 99 Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
10.72
13.35
15.67
15.88
144 142 144 139 Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.8
4.53
5.21
5.6
37 34 26 13 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
25.51
29.9
34.33
35.42
86 90 87 96 Gulfport-Biloxi, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area
14.54
16.53
18.81
16.29
167 169 191 182 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.02
2.35
2.07
2.51
264 225 195 212 Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.23
0.93
1.91
1.4
246 240 247 262 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.43
0.73
0.6
0.36
157 173 177 177 Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.94
2.27
2.8
2.68
269 273 271 284 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.17
0.21
0.21
0.08
7 7 12 18 Hattiesburg, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area
37.25
38.21
37.99
34.77
17 16 19 16 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
31.73
34.88
36.53
34.94
109 114 114 113 Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
10.17
11.57
12.12
12.02
283 279 281 277 Holland-Grand Haven, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.14
0.09
0.15
185 185 193 205 Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.5
1.92
1.97
1.51
76 43 44 52 Hot Springs, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area
15.99
25.85
26.15
23.11
128 124 124 140 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
5.48
7.06
7.66
5.48
93 99 106 108 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
13.98
14.8
14.87
13.3
114 118 120 132 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
8.52
9.34
9.43
6.76
53 53 59 51 Huntsville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
21.49
23.68
22.87
23.29
189 191 194 229 Idaho Falls, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.4
1.65
1.96
0.91
192 192 210 215 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.31
1.6
1.52
1.27
245 249 257 269 Iowa City, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.46
0.56
0.43
0.28
281 286 284 290 Ithaca, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.07
0.06
0
195 204 221 216 Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.27
1.34
1.29
1.22
27 28 27 27 Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area
28.62
31.23
33.39
30.82
22 26 26 25 Jackson, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
30.07
31.4
34.33
31.47
84 82 85 89 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
14.89
17.78
19.03
17.92
112 115 118 116 Jacksonville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
9.75
10.88
10.34
11.2
286 274 265 267 Janesville, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
--
0.2
0.31
0.31
77 94 89 93 Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area
15.89
16.21
18.5
16.96
44 47 38 35 Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
23.72
25.17
27.95
26.71
276 272 272 281 Johnstown, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.22
0.2
0.11
11 20 16 19 Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area
34.55
33.73
36.86
33.33
52 63 49 58 Joplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area
21.82
21.38
25.19
22.32
266 268 265 268 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.2
0.28
0.31
0.3
197 202 220 223 Kankakee-Bradley, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.17
1.36
1.31
1.08
118 120 119 123 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
7.71
9.02
10.11
9.41
187 184 160 160 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.43
1.93
3.69
3.6
72 60 70 79 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
16.76
22.01
21.6
20.03
42 48 51 48 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
24.37
24.91
24.95
23.95
285 289 283 281 Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.01
0.04
0.07
0.11
15 12 6 5 Knoxville, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
32.13
35.59
41.04
40.19
223 201 201 202 Kokomo, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.76
1.37
1.73
1.59
274 291 284 279 La Crosse, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.02
0.06
0.13
208 209 222 216 Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.01
1.26
1.27
1.22
127 136 131 144 Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
5.55
5.56
6.83
5.17
70 70 72 82 Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
17.49
20.13
21.32
18.69
166 158 148 161 Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.09
3.19
4.69
3.45
104 101 99 90 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
10.99
14.01
16.57
17.74
252 255 251 256 Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.35
0.47
0.56
0.46
250 251 247 255 Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.37
0.53
0.6
0.47
197 204 197 191 Laredo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.17
1.34
1.84
1.89
130 134 130 127 Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area
5.12
5.9
6.85
7.76
182 184 182 186 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.6
1.93
2.38
2.26
171 189 176 175 Lawrence, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.85
1.78
2.82
2.73
39 24 15 34 Lawton, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area
25.38
31.7
36.9
27.1
281 284 280 271 Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.09
0.11
0.26
187 200 200 209 Lewiston, ID-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.43
1.39
1.75
1.45
277 259 260 276 Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.09
0.4
0.39
0.16
88 96 93 85 Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
14.37
15.34
17.13
18.49
184 219 242 231 Lima, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.51
1.01
0.75
0.86
227 230 253 250 Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.7
0.86
0.51
0.55
65 59 56 70 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area
17.96
22.13
24.46
21.17
253 263 256 249 Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.34
0.34
0.45
0.57
31 21 31 32 Longview, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
27.28
33.41
32.28
27.55
135 141 142 151 Longview, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
4.69
4.73
5.6
4.49
191 213 217 215 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.32
1.17
1.38
1.27
85 91 91 92 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
14.77
16.44
18.17
17.16
74 57 50 44 Lubbock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
16.58
22.38
25.12
24.44
36 33 80 76 Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
25.74
29.91
19.95
20.42
59 66 45 38 Macon, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
19.2
21.01
25.41
25.41
194 207 207 170 Madera-Chowchilla, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.28
1.3
1.57
2.99
274 288 277 272 Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.05
0.14
0.23
268 273 268 283 Manchester-Nashua, NH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.18
0.21
0.24
0.09
159 165 187 212 Manhattan, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.81
2.63
2.2
1.4
282 287 277 290 Mankato-North Mankato, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.06
0.14
0
212 222 230 244 Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.95
0.96
1.06
0.67
141 147 153 138 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
4.03
4.06
4.4
5.65
239 238 224 225 Medford, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.55
0.76
1.21
1.05
68 73 66 73 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area
17.61
19.93
22.29
20.58
173 160 156 155 Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.82
2.97
3.96
4.04
149 154 165 128 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.37
3.63
3.52
7.64
260 257 252 265 Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.27
0.44
0.54
0.33
54 51 53 53 Midland, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
20.64
24.45
24.86
23.1
222 246 259 261 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.78
0.65
0.41
0.38
274 282 279 284 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.11
0.12
0.08
248 206 235 253 Missoula, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.41
1.32
0.94
0.51
49 50 42 43 Mobile, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
21.93
24.65
26.6
24.51
184 170 183 173 Modesto, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.51
2.34
2.27
2.83
13 13 18 20 Monroe, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
33.46
35.39
36.69
33.05
138 152 163 166 Monroe, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
4.29
3.81
3.54
3.22
51 52 57 56 Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
21.84
23.81
24.08
22.51
240 244 230 260 Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.54
0.68
1.06
0.39
3 5 2 1 Morristown, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
41.16
43.83
49.74
46.98
199 208 203 208 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.15
1.28
1.66
1.46
181 190 194 203 Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.61
1.68
1.96
1.57
284 292 288 288 Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.01
0.01
0.03
87 72 65 31 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
14.5
19.96
22.57
27.81
220 242 218 193 Napa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.84
0.71
1.34
1.83
133 151 159 149 Naples-Marco Island, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
4.92
3.84
3.75
4.59
73 81 81 87 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
16.67
17.84
19.83
18.25
274 289 284 289 New Haven-Milford, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.04
0.06
0.01
126 125 138 143 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
5.64
7.03
6.04
5.32
270 281 279 284 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.16
0.12
0.12
0.08
235 231 250 235 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.59
0.85
0.57
0.79
136 132 141 134 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
4.67
6.25
5.67
6.25
270 275 229 246 Norwich-New London, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.16
0.19
1.07
0.64
124 118 115 109 Ocala, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
6.05
9.34
11.2
13.12
282 290 289 275 Ocean City, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.03
--
0.17
62 55 43 49 Odessa, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
18.49
23.05
26.44
23.63
234 232 239 239 Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.62
0.84
0.83
0.75
58 49 41 50 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area
19.49
24.84
26.73
23.41
244 254 234 241 Olympia, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.48
0.48
0.97
0.72
188 193 219 226 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.41
1.59
1.32
1.04
132 123 121 118 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
5.04
7.78
9.37
10.27
282 287 289 291 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.04
0.06
--
--
8 10 14 14 Owensboro, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
35.68
35.87
37.75
35.38
231 234 224 195 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.65
0.8
1.21
1.77
134 131 123 122 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
4.89
6.44
8.4
9.53
139 137 132 115 Palm Coast, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
4.28
5.38
6.52
11.21
78 78 76 62 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
15.77
18.85
20.96
22.08
165 183 209 236 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.12
2.01
1.53
0.78
48 40 37 45 Pascagoula, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area
22.8
27.2
28.95
24.1
71 77 77 81 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
17.25
19.26
20.64
18.98
177 179 185 198 Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.73
2.11
2.24
1.72
201 243 266 272 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.09
0.69
0.3
0.23
170 167 152 153 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.91
2.57
4.49
4.23
64 67 75 80 Pine Bluff, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area
18.44
20.59
21.17
19.68
266 272 275 278 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.2
0.22
0.16
0.14
268 285 287 287 Pittsfield, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.18
0.08
0.03
0.04
231 206 213 226 Pocatello, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.65
1.32
1.47
1.04
154 150 143 133 Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.21
3.86
5.4
6.72
256 268 273 281 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.31
0.28
0.19
0.11
231 241 240 238 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.65
0.72
0.81
0.76
281 282 276 281 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.05
0.11
0.15
0.11
168 180 170 164 Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.96
2.1
3.1
3.28
278 281 279 285 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.08
0.12
0.12
0.07
280 282 271 271 Provo-Orem, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.11
0.21
0.26
173 186 179 181 Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.82
1.91
2.69
2.52
163 168 168 150 Punta Gorda, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.49
2.41
3.24
4.52
276 272 262 266 Racine, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.1
0.22
0.36
0.32
111 102 92 72 Raleigh-Cary, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
9.97
13.68
18.02
20.71
165 161 150 172 Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.12
2.94
4.61
2.84
277 281 284 288 Reading, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.09
0.12
0.06
0.03
241 217 196 178 Redding, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.52
1.09
1.88
2.57
202 216 230 230 Reno-Sparks, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.08
1.1
1.06
0.87
90 98 102 95 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
14.25
14.87
16.22
16.62
178 174 180 180 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.7
2.26
2.52
2.54
63 61 68 78 Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
18.47
21.82
21.94
20.26
252 247 258 277 Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.35
0.63
0.42
0.15
273 284 281 283 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.13
0.09
0.09
0.09
212 240 231 227 Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.95
0.73
1.05
0.98
67 75 82 66 Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
17.62
19.62
19.75
21.64
6 2 3 3 Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
37.9
46.21
45.76
43.38
188 197 188 187 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.41
1.51
2.15
2.21
279 277 278 284 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.07
0.17
0.13
0.08
265 262 259 259 Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.22
0.35
0.41
0.4
214 205 182 183 Salinas, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.93
1.33
2.38
2.41
158 157 162 157 Salisbury, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.82
3.32
3.58
3.9
244 250 243 249 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.48
0.54
0.72
0.57
40 41 54 54 San Angelo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
25.26
26.83
24.79
22.83
119 119 116 121 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
7.39
9.04
10.73
9.54
202 221 224 204 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.08
0.97
1.21
1.53
201 225 216 219 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.09
0.93
1.39
1.17
217 221 215 218 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.9
0.97
1.4
1.19
251 245 228 203 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.36
0.67
1.09
1.57
186 230 204 188 Sandusky, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.44
0.86
1.61
2.17
247 252 236 211 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.42
0.5
0.91
1.41
267 267 249 240 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.19
0.29
0.58
0.74
182 176 161 162 Santa Fe, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.6
2.23
3.64
3.36
209 218 223 207 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.98
1.02
1.22
1.49
102 89 90 86 Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
11.47
16.6
18.35
18.38
274 280 276 282 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.12
0.13
0.15
0.1
238 237 239 234 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.56
0.77
0.83
0.81
156 133 136 120 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.16
6
6.27
10.08
280 279 280 285 Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.06
0.14
0.11
0.07
24 14 8 10 Sherman-Denison, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
29.5
35.04
40.39
36.48
25 31 33 37 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area
29.2
30.27
30.85
25.56
224 226 255 274 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.75
0.92
0.49
0.2
255 266 270 272 Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.32
0.31
0.22
0.23
230 258 266 278 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.66
0.42
0.3
0.14
19 8 10 6 Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
30.7
37.93
38.7
39.89
207 181 205 214 Spokane, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.02
2.06
1.59
1.36
153 159 175 185 Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.22
2.98
2.9
2.35
266 287 282 287 Springfield, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.2
0.06
0.08
0.04
60 64 62 64 Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area
18.91
21.26
22.8
21.74
170 179 197 198 Springfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.91
2.11
1.84
1.72
283 287 283 288 St. Cloud, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
0.06
0.07
0.03
254 247 261 243 St. George, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.33
0.63
0.37
0.7
99 97 104 105 St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
12
15.15
15.47
14.37
123 126 125 131 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
6.24
6.94
7.46
6.99
284 290 284 276 State College, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.03
0.06
0.16
210 204 246 252 Steubenville-Weirton, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.97
1.34
0.65
0.52
200 202 197 192 Stockton, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.11
1.36
1.84
1.84
69 84 98 97 Sumter, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area
17.53
17.39
16.65
16.12
247 278 271 280 Syracuse, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.42
0.16
0.21
0.12
103 106 107 103 Tallahassee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
11.11
13
14.69
14.73
129 130 126 125 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
5.47
6.7
7.45
8.25
190 198 233 254 Terre Haute, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.37
1.42
1
0.49
16 18 25 24 Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area
32.05
34.52
34.41
31.58
252 240 235 238 Toledo, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.35
0.73
0.94
0.76
179 172 164 190 Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.69
2.3
3.53
2.05
283 293 278 284 Trenton-Ewing, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.03
--
0.13
0.08
164 164 155 161 Tucson, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.27
2.71
4.11
3.45
66 62 54 67 Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area
17.89
21.7
24.79
21.57
35 38 39 40 Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area
25.8
28.7
27.25
25.09
29 22 30 28 Tyler, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
28.53
32.41
32.78
30.81
270 277 265 270 Utica-Rome, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.16
0.17
0.31
0.27
57 71 60 53 Valdosta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
19.75
20.09
22.85
23.1
150 166 178 169 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.35
2.59
2.71
3
82 87 95 107 Victoria, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
15.13
17.24
17.08
13.42
266 273 274 281 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.2
0.21
0.17
0.11
117 117 117 114 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
8.1
9.4
10.46
11.47
206 170 171 174 Visalia-Porterville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.03
2.34
3.07
2.75
34 32 24 17 Waco, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
25.9
30.04
34.7
34.86
41 27 32 33 Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area
24.67
31.27
30.94
27.26
146 145 154 148 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
3.73
4.21
4.26
4.85
258 264 245 258 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.29
0.33
0.67
0.41
284 280 279 274 Wausau, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.02
0.13
0.12
0.2
179 178 169 176 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.69
2.15
3.2
2.72
225 227 246 266 Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.72
0.91
0.65
0.32
12 15 17 21 Wichita Falls, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
33.82
34.97
36.79
32.58
125 128 129 135 Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
5.68
6.76
6.93
6.13
234 260 263 284 Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.62
0.39
0.33
0.08
95 85 69 65 Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
13.69
17.37
21.76
21.65
160 171 167 168 Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
2.71
2.33
3.43
3.07
98 100 97 91 Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
12.81
14.41
16.79
17.62
263 274 266 282 Worcester, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.24
0.2
0.3
0.1
233 194 187 201 Yakima, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.63
1.56
2.2
1.61
236 233 241 257 York-Hanover, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.58
0.83
0.77
0.43
229 233 240 251 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.68
0.83
0.81
0.54
219 187 166 156 Yuba City, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area
0.86
1.9
3.46
4
169 177 140 145 Yuma, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area
1.92
2.22
5.9
5.11


* 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]