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The Church of the Nazarene is a Holiness church founded in 1908 by Phineas Bresee, a former superintendent in the Methodist Episcopal Church. It was founded as the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene, and the word "Pentecostal" was dropped in 1919 to avoid confusion with the "speaking in tongues" sects.

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 Church of the Nazarene. 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

RankingState   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
20 Alabama
13,635
0.31
9 Alaska
3,670
0.59
18 Arizona
18,143
0.35
7 Arkansas
17,110
0.64
24 California
89,522
0.26
15 Colorado
16,814
0.39
38 Connecticut
1,964
0.06
27 Delaware
1,762
0.22
34 District Of Columbia
550
0.1
22 Florida
44,208
0.28
32 Georgia
13,002
0.16
26 Hawaii
2,742
0.23
2 Idaho
15,320
1.18
20 Illinois
38,050
0.31
4 Indiana
60,097
0.99
16 Iowa
11,011
0.38
1 Kansas
31,902
1.19
12 Kentucky
19,667
0.49
34 Louisiana
4,355
0.1
14 Maine
5,185
0.41
32 Maryland
8,576
0.16
31 Massachusetts
10,706
0.17
17 Michigan
35,703
0.36
35 Minnesota
4,442
0.09
29 Mississippi
5,456
0.19
10 Missouri
29,348
0.52
23 Montana
2,416
0.27
26 Nebraska
3,894
0.23
33 Nevada
2,502
0.13
32 New Hampshire
1,939
0.16
35 New Jersey
7,435
0.09
21 New Mexico
5,548
0.3
35 New York
17,433
0.09
33 North Carolina
10,731
0.13
13 North Dakota
2,675
0.42
5 Ohio
87,767
0.77
3 Oklahoma
36,470
1.06
6 Oregon
22,707
0.66
27 Pennsylvania
27,492
0.22
38 Rhode Island
660
0.06
19 South Carolina
12,824
0.32
33 South Dakota
1,008
0.13
11 Tennessee
28,538
0.5
25 Texas
50,528
0.24
37 Utah
1,609
0.07
30 Vermont
1,122
0.18
28 Virginia
14,648
0.21
8 Washington
37,085
0.63
2 West Virginia
21,389
1.18
36 Wisconsin
4,204
0.08
17 Wyoming
1,767
0.36


* 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]




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