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The Seventh-day Adventist Church grew out of the work of William Miller, who predicted the Second Coming of Christ in 1843/44. After the failure of the prophecy, many attracted to his message reorganized. Some who continued as Adventists and also accepted sabbath worship found new leadership in the persons of Ellen G. White and James White.

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 Seventh-day Adventist 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
12 Alabama
21,771
0.46
7 Alaska
4,361
0.61
19 Arizona
20,924
0.33
18 Arkansas
9,960
0.34
9 California
214,635
0.58
15 Colorado
19,456
0.39
25 Connecticut
8,749
0.24
16 Delaware
3,291
0.37
2 District Of Columbia
5,219
0.87
6 Florida
119,209
0.63
11 Georgia
45,780
0.47
10 Hawaii
6,689
0.49
5 Idaho
10,047
0.64
25 Illinois
30,370
0.24
27 Indiana
14,147
0.22
32 Iowa
4,598
0.15
23 Kansas
8,368
0.29
30 Kentucky
7,739
0.18
24 Louisiana
12,090
0.27
24 Maine
3,613
0.27
4 Maryland
41,105
0.71
20 Massachusetts
20,930
0.32
14 Michigan
40,503
0.41
29 Minnesota
10,460
0.2
19 Mississippi
9,797
0.33
26 Missouri
13,841
0.23
12 Montana
4,563
0.46
12 Nebraska
8,436
0.46
25 Nevada
6,615
0.24
34 New Hampshire
1,567
0.12
23 New Jersey
25,323
0.29
13 New Mexico
8,696
0.42
14 New York
79,268
0.41
21 North Carolina
29,414
0.31
17 North Dakota
2,422
0.36
28 Ohio
24,655
0.21
23 Oklahoma
10,902
0.29
1 Oregon
40,162
1.05
31 Pennsylvania
21,391
0.17
31 Rhode Island
1,817
0.17
25 South Carolina
11,210
0.24
22 South Dakota
2,406
0.3
8 Tennessee
38,381
0.6
23 Texas
74,055
0.29
35 Utah
3,066
0.11
33 Vermont
896
0.14
22 Virginia
24,388
0.3
3 Washington
52,944
0.79
30 West Virginia
3,396
0.18
30 Wisconsin
10,034
0.18
25 Wyoming
1,337
0.24


* 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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