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The Evangelical Methodist Church is a conservative evangelical church founded in 1946 by a group of former members of the Methodist Church (1939-1968) under the leadership of Dr. J. H. Hamblen. They protested what they saw as the extreme liberalism of the Methodist Church.

Using data from the 1980-2010 Religious Congregations and Membership Studies, this list ranks U.S. counties on the highest total number of adherents and the highest percent of the population in the Evangelical Methodist 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 County   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
20 Adams County, Mississippi
90
0.25
26 Alamance County, North Carolina
152
0.14
38 Alameda County, California
80
0.01
40 Allegany County, Maryland
--
--
34 Allegany County, New York
24
0.05
40 Anderson County, Kansas
--
--
2 Arkansas County, Arkansas
240
1.11
22 Avery County, North Carolina
28
0.19
21 Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
77
0.2
34 Bartholomew County, Indiana
35
0.05
25 Bartow County, Georgia
86
0.15
40 Bell County, Texas
--
--
19 Bibb County, Georgia
387
0.26
35 Bowie County, Texas
35
0.04
37 Buncombe County, North Carolina
27
0.02
9 Burke County, North Carolina
342
0.45
40 Butler County, Iowa
--
--
25 Cabarrus County, North Carolina
153
0.15
40 Caddo Parish, Louisiana
--
--
40 Callahan County, Texas
--
--
40 Canyon County, Idaho
--
--
35 Catawba County, North Carolina
45
0.04
38 Charleston County, South Carolina
34
0.01
6 Charlotte County, Virginia
79
0.68
40 Cherokee County, Texas
--
--
40 Chesapeake city, Virginia
--
--
37 Clackamas County, Oregon
53
0.02
37 Clark County, Washington
45
0.02
36 Clarke County, Georgia
23
0.03
27 Clay County, Illinois
19
0.13
32 Cleveland County, North Carolina
60
0.07
37 Cobb County, Georgia
74
0.02
40 Coryell County, Texas
--
--
37 Dallas County, Texas
348
0.02
30 Davidson County, North Carolina
115
0.09
40 Defiance County, Ohio
--
--
40 Delaware County, Oklahoma
--
--
36 Denton County, Texas
70
0.03
40 Dorchester County, South Carolina
--
--
15 Douglas County, Georgia
243
0.34
23 Dyer County, Tennessee
61
0.18
27 Eastland County, Texas
24
0.13
25 Ector County, Texas
175
0.15
38 El Paso County, Texas
53
0.01
40 Ellis County, Texas
--
--
40 Fayette County, Indiana
--
--
32 Fayette County, Kentucky
157
0.07
37 Forsyth County, North Carolina
63
0.02
40 Franklin County, Mississippi
--
--
40 Fulton County, Georgia
--
--
13 Grant County, Oregon
29
0.37
31 Grant County, Washington
43
0.08
24 Greenbrier County, West Virginia
55
0.16
37 Greene County, Missouri
35
0.02
30 Guilford County, North Carolina
329
0.09
33 Hamilton County, Tennessee
170
0.06
39 Harris County, Texas
36
0
10 Hoke County, North Carolina
98
0.43
40 Indiana County, Pennsylvania
--
--
39 Ingham County, Michigan
5
0
27 Iredell County, North Carolina
124
0.13
18 Jay County, Indiana
59
0.27
40 Jefferson County, Texas
--
--
40 Jefferson County, Washington
--
--
29 Johnson County, Indiana
85
0.1
24 Kent County, Maryland
28
0.16
32 Kenton County, Kentucky
100
0.07
30 Keokuk County, Iowa
10
0.09
38 King County, Washington
121
0.01
1 Lampasas County, Texas
176
1.3
37 Lane County, Oregon
68
0.02
40 Latah County, Idaho
--
--
19 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
251
0.26
40 Lewis County, West Virginia
--
--
29 Lincoln County, North Carolina
48
0.1
40 Lincoln County, Oregon
--
--
39 Los Angeles County, California
295
0
37 Lubbock County, Texas
51
0.02
40 Lynn County, Texas
--
--
3 Madison County, Georgia
221
1.05
40 Mahaska County, Iowa
--
--
38 Maricopa County, Arizona
223
0.01
30 Marion County, West Virginia
54
0.09
39 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
19
0
37 Mercer County, Ohio
8
0.02
36 Mobile County, Alabama
109
0.03
17 Monongalia County, West Virginia
220
0.29
37 Montgomery County, Alabama
47
0.02
34 Morgan County, Indiana
27
0.05
37 Multnomah County, Oregon
108
0.02
12 Nolan County, Texas
68
0.41
38 Norfolk city, Virginia
57
0.01
8 Oglethorpe County, Georgia
53
0.54
32 Ohio County, West Virginia
34
0.07
16 Okanogan County, Washington
106
0.32
38 Orange County, Florida
49
0.01
27 Osceola County, Florida
137
0.13
4 Pasquotank County, North Carolina
308
0.98
40 Pima County, Arizona
--
--
27 Pinal County, Arizona
154
0.13
16 Pittsylvania County, Virginia
347
0.32
34 Pope County, Arkansas
25
0.05
33 Potter County, Pennsylvania
10
0.06
40 Poweshiek County, Iowa
--
--
40 Preston County, West Virginia
--
--
35 Randolph County, North Carolina
43
0.04
40 Rapides Parish, Louisiana
--
--
40 Richland County, Illinois
--
--
38 Riverside County, California
99
0.01
31 Roanoke County, Virginia
161
0.08
30 Rockbridge County, Virginia
27
0.09
36 Rockdale County, Georgia
17
0.03
24 Rockingham County, North Carolina
139
0.16
40 Sacramento County, California
--
--
40 Salem city, Virginia
--
--
39 San Diego County, California
72
0
36 San Joaquin County, California
127
0.03
35 Sedgwick County, Kansas
155
0.04
40 Sequoyah County, Oklahoma
--
--
11 Shelby County, Indiana
169
0.42
40 Shelby County, Tennessee
--
--
26 Siskiyou County, California
61
0.14
33 Spartanburg County, South Carolina
142
0.06
40 St. Charles County, Missouri
--
--
40 St. Clair County, Illinois
--
--
5 Sullivan County, Indiana
131
0.69
36 Tarrant County, Texas
356
0.03
35 Taylor County, Texas
50
0.04
40 Taylor County, West Virginia
--
--
26 Tipton County, Tennessee
51
0.14
14 Union County, Oregon
84
0.36
28 Van Zandt County, Texas
40
0.11
33 Vermilion County, Illinois
55
0.06
40 Walker County, Georgia
--
--
40 Waller County, Texas
--
--
27 Ware County, Georgia
46
0.13
32 Washington County, Ohio
44
0.07
30 Washington County, Oklahoma
44
0.09
40 Wayne County, Indiana
--
--
7 Webster County, Missouri
153
0.64
40 Wells County, Indiana
--
--
40 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
--
--
9 Whitfield County, Georgia
328
0.45
36 Will County, Illinois
97
0.03
15 Wood County, West Virginia
292
0.34
31 Yadkin County, North Carolina
25
0.08
39 Yavapai County, Arizona
0
0


* 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]