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The Mennonite Church grew out of the 16th century Swiss Brethren and was named for Menno Simons, one of their Dutch leaders. It is the largest and oldest of the Mennonite bodies in North America. Many other U.S. Mennonite groups derive from it. Organization within the church was slow since each congregation tended to be autonomous.

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 Mennonite Church USA. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.

Complete List

Rank
2010
Rank
2000
Rank
1990
State    [Download CSV]
Percent
2010
Percent
2000
Percent
1990
1 1 1 Kansas
0.44
0.53
0.67
2 2 2 Pennsylvania
0.27
0.39
0.47
3 3 3 South Dakota
0.22
0.29
0.43
4 4 4 Indiana
0.2
0.26
0.38
5 5 5 Nebraska
0.17
0.19
0.24
6 8 7 Iowa
0.13
0.13
0.19
6 7 6 Ohio
0.13
0.15
0.21
7 6 9 Virginia
0.11
0.16
0.15
8 10 12 Illinois
0.06
0.07
0.08
8 10 8 Oregon
0.06
0.07
0.17
9 11 13 Montana
0.05
0.06
0.07
10 12 13 Colorado
0.04
0.05
0.07
10 12 13 Idaho
0.04
0.05
0.07
11 15 10 Delaware
0.03
0.02
0.14
11 13 12 Maryland
0.03
0.04
0.08
11 12 14 Oklahoma
0.03
0.05
0.06
12 9 12 District Of Columbia
0.02
0.08
0.08
12 15 17 Florida
0.02
0.02
0.03
12 15 14 Michigan
0.02
0.02
0.06
12 14 15 Minnesota
0.02
0.03
0.05
12 15 17 Mississippi
0.02
0.02
0.03
12 15 15 Vermont
0.02
0.02
0.05
13 17 20 Alaska
0.01
0
0
13 15 15 Arizona
0.01
0.02
0.05
13 16 19 California
0.01
0.01
0.01
13 16 17 New Mexico
0.01
0.01
0.03
13 16 18 New York
0.01
0.01
0.02
13 16 19 North Carolina
0.01
0.01
0.01
13 14 11 North Dakota
0.01
0.03
0.09
13 16 18 Washington
0.01
0.01
0.02
13 15 17 West Virginia
0.01
0.02
0.03
13 17 18 Wisconsin
0.01
0
0.02
14 17 18 Alabama
0
0
0.02
14 17 18 Arkansas
0
0
0.02
14 17 19 Georgia
0
0
0.01
14 16 21 Hawaii
0
0.01
--
14 17 18 Kentucky
0
0
0.02
14 17 19 Louisiana
0
0
0.01
14 16 20 Massachusetts
0
0.01
0
14 15 16 Missouri
0
0.02
0.04
14 16 19 New Jersey
0
0.01
0.01
14 17 20 Tennessee
0
0
0
14 16 19 Texas
0
0.01
0.01
15 16 19 Connecticut
--
0.01
0.01
15 17 19 Maine
--
0
0.01
15 17 18 South Carolina
--
0
0.02
15 18 19 Wyoming
--
--
0.01


* 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]