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The Presbyterian Church in America was founded in 1974 by conservative members of the Presbyterian Church in the United States who rejected that church's merger with the United Presbyterian 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 Presbyterian Church in America. 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
1 Mississippi
18,439
0.62
2 Alabama
28,009
0.59
3 South Carolina
25,461
0.55
4 Tennessee
26,036
0.41
5 Delaware
3,159
0.35
6 Georgia
31,991
0.33
7 Virginia
22,532
0.28
8 Maryland
13,852
0.24
9 North Carolina
20,084
0.21
10 Florida
36,595
0.19
11 Pennsylvania
23,331
0.18
12 South Dakota
1,199
0.15
13 Missouri
7,815
0.13
14 Colorado
3,899
0.08
14 District Of Columbia
494
0.08
15 Texas
17,959
0.07
16 Illinois
7,293
0.06
16 Montana
631
0.06
16 Nebraska
1,128
0.06
17 Indiana
2,949
0.05
17 Iowa
1,419
0.05
17 Kansas
1,569
0.05
17 Louisiana
2,328
0.05
17 Washington
3,149
0.05
17 Wyoming
273
0.05
18 Arizona
2,601
0.04
18 Kentucky
1,752
0.04
18 New Mexico
802
0.04
18 Oklahoma
1,361
0.04
18 West Virginia
817
0.04
19 Arkansas
928
0.03
19 California
11,352
0.03
19 Connecticut
1,105
0.03
19 New Hampshire
436
0.03
19 New Jersey
2,970
0.03
19 New York
5,905
0.03
19 Ohio
3,105
0.03
19 Rhode Island
265
0.03
20 Hawaii
287
0.02
20 Massachusetts
1,142
0.02
20 Michigan
1,615
0.02
20 Oregon
672
0.02
20 Wisconsin
946
0.02
21 Alaska
72
0.01
21 Idaho
182
0.01
21 Maine
160
0.01
21 Minnesota
681
0.01
21 Nevada
267
0.01
21 Utah
348
0.01
21 Vermont
66
0.01
22 North Dakota
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* 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]