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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 Holiness 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
33 Alabama
21,994
0.46
14 Alaska
8,075
1.14
32 Arizona
31,542
0.49
21 Arkansas
21,711
0.74
25 California
244,184
0.66
24 Colorado
34,423
0.68
41 Connecticut
9,744
0.27
20 Delaware
7,203
0.8
39 District Of Columbia
1,973
0.33
29 Florida
105,317
0.56
34 Georgia
43,227
0.45
23 Hawaii
9,720
0.71
1 Idaho
41,925
2.67
26 Illinois
81,905
0.64
2 Indiana
147,267
2.27
19 Iowa
24,967
0.82
4 Kansas
55,295
1.94
17 Kentucky
42,401
0.98
43 Louisiana
11,011
0.24
22 Maine
9,509
0.72
30 Maryland
31,872
0.55
35 Massachusetts
28,635
0.44
8 Michigan
141,656
1.43
20 Minnesota
42,587
0.8
37 Mississippi
10,977
0.37
22 Missouri
42,948
0.72
15 Montana
10,990
1.11
10 Nebraska
24,863
1.36
40 Nevada
7,508
0.28
36 New Hampshire
5,084
0.39
32 New Jersey
42,774
0.49
31 New Mexico
11,058
0.54
31 New York
104,883
0.54
28 North Carolina
55,237
0.58
18 North Dakota
6,484
0.96
5 Ohio
198,938
1.72
7 Oklahoma
56,602
1.51
11 Oregon
46,664
1.22
13 Pennsylvania
151,771
1.19
42 Rhode Island
2,612
0.25
30 South Carolina
25,455
0.55
3 South Dakota
18,125
2.23
27 Tennessee
39,652
0.62
38 Texas
85,204
0.34
44 Utah
1,530
0.06
16 Vermont
6,322
1.01
27 Virginia
49,715
0.62
12 Washington
80,733
1.2
6 West Virginia
30,078
1.62
21 Wisconsin
41,838
0.74
9 Wyoming
7,816
1.39


* 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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