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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
22 Alabama
38,257
0.95
13 Alaska
7,540
1.37
30 Arizona
26,780
0.73
35 Arkansas
13,845
0.59
34 California
178,263
0.6
19 Colorado
36,119
1.1
3 Connecticut
78,804
2.4
7 Delaware
13,307
2
2 District Of Columbia
16,273
2.68
16 Florida
158,595
1.23
21 Georgia
62,738
0.97
23 Hawaii
10,396
0.94
33 Idaho
6,338
0.63
40 Illinois
54,751
0.48
42 Indiana
21,102
0.38
39 Iowa
14,198
0.51
28 Kansas
19,366
0.78
38 Kentucky
19,655
0.53
27 Louisiana
33,423
0.79
14 Maine
16,375
1.33
8 Maryland
82,714
1.73
6 Massachusetts
122,190
2.03
29 Michigan
71,727
0.77
30 Minnesota
31,980
0.73
26 Mississippi
20,554
0.8
36 Missouri
29,066
0.57
25 Montana
6,644
0.83
26 Nebraska
12,575
0.8
41 Nevada
5,524
0.46
11 New Hampshire
16,301
1.47
13 New Jersey
105,607
1.37
31 New Mexico
10,691
0.71
15 New York
231,690
1.29
18 North Carolina
73,664
1.11
38 North Dakota
3,372
0.53
32 Ohio
69,302
0.64
34 Oklahoma
18,908
0.6
23 Oregon
26,816
0.94
17 Pennsylvania
138,152
1.16
1 Rhode Island
31,865
3.18
12 South Carolina
48,655
1.4
9 South Dakota
11,940
1.72
25 Tennessee
40,351
0.83
20 Texas
169,112
1
43 Utah
5,436
0.32
10 Vermont
9,628
1.71
5 Virginia
129,070
2.09
24 Washington
44,246
0.91
28 West Virginia
13,926
0.78
37 Wisconsin
27,561
0.56
4 Wyoming
9,894
2.18


* 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]