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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 Baptist denominations. 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 Alabama
1,759,053
36.8
24 Alaska
29,609
4.17
28 Arizona
216,073
3.38
3 Arkansas
914,643
31.37
35 California
956,422
2.57
29 Colorado
163,698
3.25
42 Connecticut
63,717
1.78
39 Delaware
18,339
2.04
13 District Of Columbia
104,324
17.34
18 Florida
1,624,053
8.64
8 Georgia
2,109,999
21.78
44 Hawaii
22,966
1.69
30 Idaho
48,180
3.07
20 Illinois
728,262
5.68
17 Indiana
576,124
8.89
25 Iowa
121,588
3.99
15 Kansas
294,893
10.34
5 Kentucky
1,326,405
30.57
9 Louisiana
915,639
20.2
41 Maine
25,547
1.92
22 Maryland
300,508
5.2
49 Massachusetts
77,292
1.18
27 Michigan
336,046
3.4
40 Minnesota
105,400
1.99
2 Mississippi
1,068,424
36.01
12 Missouri
1,040,781
17.38
34 Montana
25,510
2.58
26 Nebraska
70,491
3.86
31 Nevada
75,400
2.79
46 New Hampshire
21,470
1.63
37 New Jersey
205,049
2.33
19 New Mexico
140,514
6.82
43 New York
341,386
1.76
10 North Carolina
1,781,450
18.68
48 North Dakota
9,641
1.43
21 Ohio
650,347
5.64
6 Oklahoma
1,118,445
29.81
33 Oregon
102,152
2.67
36 Pennsylvania
308,085
2.43
45 Rhode Island
17,432
1.66
7 South Carolina
1,045,940
22.61
32 South Dakota
22,454
2.76
4 Tennessee
1,969,790
31.04
11 Texas
4,427,681
17.61
50 Utah
19,041
0.69
44 Vermont
10,565
1.69
14 Virginia
998,454
12.48
38 Washington
142,122
2.11
16 West Virginia
190,337
10.27
47 Wisconsin
92,275
1.62
23 Wyoming
25,689
4.56


* 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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