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This church is the outgrowth of several independent local groups of similar faith, some in existence as early as 1800; others date their beginnings from the arrival of British immigrants to this country around 1847. These diverse groups shared in general Adventist theology. A national organization was instituted in 1888 and 1889; however, because of strong convictions relating to congregational rights and authority, the national body ceased to function until 1921, when the present general conference was formed at Waterloo, Iowa. The corporate name today is Church of God General Conference, Morrow, Georgia.

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 Church of God General Conference. 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
22 Anderson County, South Carolina
25
0.01
24 Baraga County, Michigan
--
--
6 Benton County, Iowa
67
0.26
22 Black Hawk County, Iowa
12
0.01
24 Brown County, Illinois
--
--
24 Buena Vista County, Iowa
--
--
12 Caldwell County, North Carolina
89
0.11
24 Cameron County, Texas
--
--
16 Cass County, Missouri
68
0.07
20 Champaign County, Ohio
11
0.03
24 Chelan County, Washington
--
--
24 Clark County, Illinois
--
--
9 Clark County, Ohio
193
0.14
24 Clayton County, Georgia
--
--
10 Clinton County, Indiana
42
0.13
19 Conway County, Arkansas
9
0.04
14 Coryell County, Texas
65
0.09
24 Cowley County, Kansas
--
--
23 Cuyahoga County, Ohio
33
0
15 Dade County, Missouri
6
0.08
23 Davidson County, Tennessee
6
0
24 Dodge County, Nebraska
--
--
21 Douglas County, Nebraska
113
0.02
6 Douglas County, Washington
101
0.26
24 Dunn County, Wisconsin
--
--
24 DuPage County, Illinois
--
--
23 East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
6
0
23 Fairfax County, Virginia
10
0
15 Faulkner County, Arkansas
87
0.08
22 Fayette County, Georgia
12
0.01
24 Franklin County, Ohio
--
--
24 Fulton County, Ohio
--
--
24 Furnas County, Nebraska
--
--
24 Garland County, Arkansas
--
--
23 Greene County, Missouri
6
0
15 Greenville County, South Carolina
374
0.08
23 Gwinnett County, Georgia
39
0
24 Hamilton County, Iowa
--
--
21 Henderson County, North Carolina
21
0.02
24 Hendricks County, Indiana
--
--
22 Hennepin County, Minnesota
98
0.01
17 Henry County, Georgia
113
0.06
22 Henry County, Indiana
7
0.01
11 Hickory County, Missouri
12
0.12
18 Hot Spring County, Arkansas
18
0.05
16 Howard County, Indiana
61
0.07
24 Iowa County, Iowa
--
--
13 Isabella County, Michigan
70
0.1
21 Jefferson County, Missouri
43
0.02
24 Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
--
--
20 Kent County, Michigan
210
0.03
24 King County, Washington
--
--
23 Lake County, Ohio
6
0
24 Lee County, Illinois
--
--
12 Livingston Parish, Louisiana
147
0.11
18 Logan County, Arkansas
12
0.05
24 Lorain County, Ohio
--
--
23 Los Angeles County, California
37
0
8 Madison County, Missouri
18
0.15
23 Maricopa County, Arizona
78
0
23 Marion County, Indiana
19
0
24 Marquette County, Michigan
--
--
10 Marshall County, Indiana
62
0.13
9 McDonough County, Illinois
47
0.14
13 McLeod County, Minnesota
35
0.1
1 Meeker County, Minnesota
101
0.43
7 Miami County, Ohio
224
0.22
24 Mills County, Texas
--
--
24 Monroe County, Indiana
--
--
24 Montcalm County, Michigan
--
--
24 Montgomery County, Ohio
--
--
24 Noble County, Indiana
--
--
2 Ogle County, Illinois
226
0.42
24 Orleans Parish, Louisiana
--
--
13 Polk County, Missouri
31
0.1
23 Pueblo County, Colorado
6
0
23 Pulaski County, Arkansas
9
0
24 Randolph County, Arkansas
--
--
19 Renville County, Minnesota
7
0.04
24 Richland County, South Carolina
--
--
19 Ripley County, Missouri
6
0.04
22 Rock County, Wisconsin
21
0.01
11 Saline County, Illinois
30
0.12
24 Santa Clara County, California
--
--
5 Schuyler County, Illinois
20
0.27
16 Shenandoah County, Virginia
29
0.07
24 St. Charles County, Missouri
--
--
15 St. Francois County, Missouri
54
0.08
20 St. Joseph County, Indiana
88
0.03
24 St. Louis city, Missouri
--
--
22 Stearns County, Minnesota
12
0.01
24 Tama County, Iowa
--
--
19 Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
50
0.04
24 Tarrant County, Texas
--
--
19 Tazewell County, Illinois
55
0.04
24 Tippecanoe County, Indiana
--
--
23 Ventura County, California
10
0
3 Warren County, Indiana
34
0.4
4 Warren County, Virginia
110
0.29
15 Winnebago County, Illinois
231
0.08


* 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]