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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
15 Alabama
43,697
0.91
13 Alaska
7,234
1.02
38 Arizona
24,853
0.39
32 Arkansas
13,469
0.46
40 California
130,709
0.35
27 Colorado
26,683
0.53
3 Connecticut
59,261
1.66
8 Delaware
10,808
1.2
1 District Of Columbia
18,551
3.08
20 Florida
129,482
0.69
19 Georgia
68,812
0.71
29 Hawaii
6,932
0.51
39 Idaho
5,887
0.38
42 Illinois
42,623
0.33
45 Indiana
14,998
0.23
44 Iowa
9,060
0.3
31 Kansas
13,629
0.48
37 Kentucky
17,278
0.4
24 Louisiana
28,214
0.62
14 Maine
12,542
0.94
7 Maryland
70,836
1.23
6 Massachusetts
81,999
1.25
36 Michigan
40,383
0.41
33 Minnesota
23,715
0.45
22 Mississippi
19,239
0.65
38 Missouri
23,609
0.39
26 Montana
5,297
0.54
34 Nebraska
7,981
0.44
47 Nevada
5,235
0.19
12 New Hampshire
14,563
1.11
17 New Jersey
75,390
0.86
28 New Mexico
10,646
0.52
18 New York
163,730
0.84
16 North Carolina
83,234
0.87
41 North Dakota
2,279
0.34
37 Ohio
45,904
0.4
35 Oklahoma
15,955
0.43
27 Oregon
20,348
0.53
21 Pennsylvania
84,482
0.67
2 Rhode Island
19,377
1.84
9 South Carolina
54,615
1.18
10 South Dakota
9,359
1.15
23 Tennessee
40,053
0.63
25 Texas
148,439
0.59
46 Utah
5,407
0.2
11 Vermont
6,999
1.12
4 Virginia
120,579
1.51
30 Washington
33,410
0.5
32 West Virginia
8,529
0.46
43 Wisconsin
18,314
0.32
5 Wyoming
7,279
1.29


* 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]