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The Episcopal Church continues the mission established by the Church of England in the American Colonies in the seventeenth century. Becoming independent after the American Revolution, the church was known for many years as the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S.A.

Using data from the 1980-2010 Religious Congregations and Membership Studies, this list ranks U.S. states on the highest total number of adherents and the highest percent of the population in the Episcopal 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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Complete List

Ranking State   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
33 Alabama
34,608
0.89
20 Alaska
5,178
1.29
35 Arizona
23,027
0.85
39 Arkansas
16,790
0.71
37 California
184,330
0.78
18 Colorado
39,167
1.36
3 Connecticut
107,324
3.45
4 Delaware
18,696
3.15
1 District Of Columbia
49,861
7.81
13 Florida
145,443
1.79
27 Georgia
54,231
0.99
26 Hawaii
10,077
1.04
28 Idaho
9,250
0.98
41 Illinois
74,488
0.65
45 Indiana
25,428
0.46
42 Iowa
17,905
0.62
31 Kansas
21,763
0.92
44 Kentucky
20,401
0.56
31 Louisiana
38,554
0.92
10 Maine
22,174
1.97
15 Maryland
71,699
1.7
7 Massachusetts
141,060
2.46
24 Michigan
100,078
1.08
30 Minnesota
38,868
0.95
36 Mississippi
20,098
0.8
38 Missouri
35,939
0.73
25 Montana
8,279
1.05
29 Nebraska
15,286
0.97
38 Nevada
5,864
0.73
12 New Hampshire
17,535
1.9
9 New Jersey
146,990
2
25 New Mexico
13,692
1.05
14 New York
307,481
1.75
21 North Carolina
73,232
1.25
43 North Dakota
3,899
0.6
34 Ohio
93,552
0.87
38 Oklahoma
22,230
0.73
19 Oregon
35,476
1.35
17 Pennsylvania
168,001
1.42
2 Rhode Island
40,877
4.32
16 South Carolina
50,600
1.62
11 South Dakota
13,195
1.91
32 Tennessee
41,543
0.9
23 Texas
174,581
1.23
46 Utah
4,490
0.31
8 Vermont
10,455
2.04
6 Virginia
134,258
2.51
22 Washington
51,354
1.24
28 West Virginia
19,091
0.98
40 Wisconsin
31,944
0.68
5 Wyoming
13,057
2.78


* 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]