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Churches of Christ - Rankings by Area (States) [Counties] [Metro-Areas]

The Churches of Christ (Non-instrumental) is one of the several branches of the Restoration movement begun in the early 19th century by Barton Stone and Thomas and Alexander Campbell, recognized in the 1906 Religious Census as distinct from the Christian Church. Originating primarily among those Restorationist congregations in the South, it has become a national movement. It has been most identified for its disavowal of the use of instrumental music in worship and ultra-congregational organization. Over the years, the decentralized polity has allowed for a number of factions to develop over various beliefs and practices not accepted by the majority of churches. The Churches of Christ (Non-instrumental) represent the largest faction of the movement. [View our profile of Churches of Christ]

Using data from the 1980-2020 U.S. Religion Census, this list ranks U.S. States on the highest percent of the population in the Churches of Christ. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.


Rank
2020
Rank
2010
Rank
2000
Rank
1990
Rank
1980
State Percent
2020
Percent
2010
Percent
2000
Percent
1990
Percent
1980
1 1 1 1 1 Tennessee 2.86 3.37 3.81 4.51 4.93
2 2 2 2 2 Arkansas 2.65 2.9 3.23 3.68 3.81
4 4 4 4 3 Oklahoma 1.77 2.07 2.41 2.71 3.03
3 3 3 3 4 Alabama 2.09 2.39 2.68 2.93 2.93
8 6 5 5 5 Texas 1.07 1.4 1.81 2.24 2.5
6 7 7 6 6 Kentucky 1.15 1.32 1.45 1.59 1.62
7 8 8 8 7 West Virginia 1.08 1.2 1.34 1.4 1.56
5 5 6 7 8 Mississippi 1.31 1.42 1.53 1.58 1.35
9 9 9 9 9 New Mexico 0.64 0.77 1.04 1.31 1.34
10 10 10 10 10 Missouri 0.62 0.71 0.78 0.92 1.01
11 11 11 11 11 Kansas 0.53 0.63 0.71 0.78 0.73
14 14 12 12 12 Indiana 0.45 0.53 0.59 0.72 0.71
18 16 15 15 12 Florida 0.29 0.37 0.45 0.57 0.71
13 12 12 12 14 Georgia 0.47 0.57 0.59 0.72 0.65
12 13 14 14 15 Louisiana 0.49 0.54 0.58 0.62 0.55
20 19 18 16 16 Colorado 0.23 0.31 0.38 0.53 0.54
16 17 19 21 17 Alaska 0.32 0.35 0.36 0.4 0.52
27 26 24 19 18 Arizona 0.17 0.22 0.28 0.42 0.5
15 15 17 18 19 Ohio 0.33 0.39 0.42 0.44 0.47
17 17 15 17 20 Wyoming 0.31 0.35 0.45 0.48 0.45
25 21 20 20 21 Oregon 0.2 0.29 0.34 0.41 0.42
29 27 26 24 22 Idaho 0.16 0.21 0.26 0.33 0.37
29 30 28 26 22 California 0.16 0.2 0.25 0.31 0.37
24 25 26 30 24 Nebraska 0.21 0.24 0.26 0.28 0.34
23 21 23 24 25 Michigan 0.22 0.29 0.29 0.33 0.33
31 30 28 26 26 Washington 0.15 0.2 0.25 0.31 0.32
18 20 21 22 27 South Carolina 0.29 0.3 0.33 0.37 0.28
20 23 22 23 27 Montana 0.23 0.28 0.3 0.36 0.28
26 27 30 29 27 Illinois 0.18 0.21 0.24 0.29 0.28
27 27 31 31 30 Virginia 0.17 0.21 0.23 0.25 0.27
20 24 25 28 31 North Carolina 0.23 0.25 0.27 0.3 0.24
37 36 36 32 32 Nevada 0.08 0.1 0.12 0.18 0.23
33 32 34 32 33 Delaware 0.11 0.15 0.15 0.18 0.19
33 34 35 37 34 Iowa 0.11 0.14 0.14 0.14 0.17
36 36 36 38 34 Vermont 0.09 0.1 0.12 0.12 0.17
32 34 32 34 36 South Dakota 0.13 0.14 0.18 0.17 0.14
33 32 33 36 37 Maryland 0.11 0.15 0.16 0.15 0.12
37 36 38 35 38 District Of Columbia 0.08 0.1 0.11 0.16 0.11
42 40 39 40 39 New Hampshire 0.06 0.08 0.1 0.1 0.1
40 44 41 40 40 Hawaii 0.07 0.07 0.08 0.1 0.09
42 40 41 44 40 Maine 0.06 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.09
40 40 41 43 42 Pennsylvania 0.07 0.08 0.08 0.09 0.08
42 40 41 44 42 North Dakota 0.06 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.08
37 36 40 40 44 Wisconsin 0.08 0.1 0.09 0.1 0.07
45 44 45 46 44 Connecticut 0.05 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.07
47 48 46 50 46 New Jersey 0.04 0.05 0.06 0.05 0.06
50 50 48 50 46 Utah 0.03 0.04 0.05 0.05 0.06
47 48 46 46 48 Minnesota 0.04 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.05
50 51 50 39 49 Massachusetts 0.03 0.03 0.04 0.11 0.04
45 46 48 46 49 New York 0.05 0.06 0.05 0.07 0.04
47 46 50 49 51 Rhode Island 0.04 0.06 0.04 0.06 0.02
                     

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 373 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 156.

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