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The Wesleyan Church is a Holiness church that continues the tradition of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, which was founded in the 1820s by former members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1968 the Wesleyan Methodist Church merged with the Pilgrim Holiness Church to form the Wesleyan Church.

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 Wesleyan Church, The. 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
18 Alabama
1,801
0.04
19 Alaska
229
0.03
19 Arizona
1,922
0.03
20 Arkansas
449
0.02
18 California
13,529
0.04
16 Colorado
3,031
0.06
21 Connecticut
179
0.01
4 Delaware
2,872
0.32
21 District Of Columbia
70
0.01
20 Florida
3,774
0.02
9 Georgia
13,778
0.14
23 Hawaii
--
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21 Idaho
173
0.01
18 Illinois
5,266
0.04
3 Indiana
23,891
0.37
13 Iowa
2,789
0.09
7 Kansas
5,718
0.2
17 Kentucky
2,080
0.05
21 Louisiana
392
0.01
10 Maine
1,697
0.13
8 Maryland
8,675
0.15
22 Massachusetts
186
0
2 Michigan
40,144
0.41
19 Minnesota
1,494
0.03
22 Mississippi
81
0
20 Missouri
1,043
0.02
15 Montana
702
0.07
13 Nebraska
1,726
0.09
21 Nevada
259
0.01
23 New Hampshire
--
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20 New Jersey
2,047
0.02
21 New Mexico
128
0.01
11 New York
23,212
0.12
5 North Carolina
23,708
0.25
9 North Dakota
948
0.14
12 Ohio
11,280
0.1
16 Oklahoma
2,295
0.06
19 Oregon
1,077
0.03
13 Pennsylvania
11,919
0.09
11 South Carolina
5,463
0.12
1 South Dakota
11,712
1.44
19 Tennessee
1,833
0.03
21 Texas
2,169
0.01
22 Utah
33
0
20 Vermont
144
0.02
14 Virginia
6,251
0.08
21 Washington
470
0.01
15 West Virginia
1,348
0.07
14 Wisconsin
4,800
0.08
6 Wyoming
1,264
0.22


* 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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