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The Christian Union is an evangelical Protestant body organized in 1864.

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 Christian Union. 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
2 Adams County, Ohio
537
1.96
15 Alfalfa County, Oklahoma
29
0.48
38 Allen County, Indiana
46
0.01
34 Allen County, Ohio
61
0.06
24 Auglaize County, Ohio
100
0.21
32 Barry County, Missouri
28
0.08
36 Bartholomew County, Indiana
22
0.03
40 Brown County, Ohio
--
--
4 Caldwell County, Missouri
121
1.35
33 Christian County, Missouri
38
0.07
19 Clarke County, Iowa
31
0.34
24 Clay County, Missouri
380
0.21
24 Clinton County, Missouri
40
0.21
40 Clinton County, Ohio
--
--
40 Cole County, Missouri
--
--
34 Dallas County, Iowa
23
0.06
25 Dearborn County, Indiana
92
0.2
36 Delaware County, Ohio
37
0.03
32 Fairfield County, Ohio
100
0.08
38 Franklin County, Ohio
62
0.01
7 Fulton County, Ohio
339
0.81
18 Garfield County, Oklahoma
206
0.36
40 Hardin County, Ohio
--
--
3 Harrison County, Missouri
160
1.81
28 Henry County, Ohio
35
0.12
19 Highland County, Ohio
139
0.34
38 Jackson County, Missouri
56
0.01
38 Jefferson County, Alabama
35
0.01
26 Jennings County, Indiana
40
0.15
12 Keokuk County, Iowa
68
0.6
21 Kingfisher County, Oklahoma
39
0.28
27 Lawrence County, Missouri
51
0.14
22 Licking County, Ohio
381
0.26
25 Lincoln County, Oklahoma
64
0.2
25 Logan County, Ohio
94
0.2
20 Lucas County, Iowa
29
0.31
34 Madison County, Arkansas
8
0.06
27 Madison County, Iowa
20
0.14
11 Major County, Oklahoma
49
0.65
30 Monroe County, Ohio
15
0.1
23 Montgomery County, Indiana
88
0.23
38 Montgomery County, Ohio
77
0.01
23 Newton County, Arkansas
20
0.23
39 Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
30
0
40 Paulding County, Ohio
--
--
29 Perry County, Ohio
38
0.11
5 Pike County, Ohio
326
1.18
23 Pulaski County, Missouri
96
0.23
35 Putnam County, Ohio
15
0.04
1 Ray County, Missouri
1,068
4.57
14 Ross County, Ohio
373
0.51
8 Rush County, Indiana
139
0.76
27 Scioto County, Ohio
107
0.14
36 Sequoyah County, Oklahoma
10
0.03
6 Shelby County, Indiana
413
0.95
31 Stone County, Missouri
25
0.09
13 Van Wert County, Ohio
156
0.53
17 Vinton County, Ohio
51
0.4
37 Walker County, Alabama
15
0.02
9 Warren County, Iowa
282
0.69
40 Warren County, Ohio
--
--
36 Washington County, Arkansas
45
0.03
34 Washington County, Ohio
38
0.06
16 Williams County, Ohio
177
0.45
10 Wyandot County, Ohio
155
0.68


* 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]