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Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. - Rankings by Area (Counties) [Metro-Areas] [States]

The Primitive Methodist Church grew out of the revivalist impulse in England in the early nineteenth century. It was founded in 1810 by Revs. Hugh Bourne and William Clowes, who were dismissed from the Wesleyan Methodist Connection and whose followers were not welcomed into the Wesleyan Church. Growth was such that in 1812, in Tunstall, England, they became officially organized as The Society of the Primitive Methodists. The group was brought to the United States in the 1820s. [View our profile of Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A.]

Using data from the 1980-2020 U.S. Religion Census, this list ranks U.S. Counties on the highest percent of the population in the Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A.. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.


Rank
2000
Rank
1990
Rank
1980
County Percent
2000
Percent
1990
Percent
1980
1 1 1 Lafayette County, Wisconsin 1.12 1.22 1.96
6 3 2 Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 0.20 0.54 0.82
6 2 3 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania 0.20 0.57 0.75
4 7 4 Iowa County, Wisconsin 0.26 0.18 0.60
8 4 5 Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania 0.17 0.39 0.52
3 13 6 Boone County, Iowa 0.46 0.09 0.43
2 5 7 Grant County, Wisconsin 0.48 0.33 0.38
18 6 8 Broome County, New York 0.03 0.21 0.34
10 9 Northumberland County, Pennsylvania 0.12 0.32
14 8 10 LaSalle County, Illinois 0.05 0.13 0.17
9 9 11 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania 0.14 0.12 0.12
11 12 11 Newport County, Rhode Island 0.07 0.10 0.12
15 14 11 Portage County, Ohio 0.04 0.08 0.12
22 16 14 Mahoning County, Ohio 0.02 0.05 0.09
15 16 15 Porter County, Indiana 0.04 0.05 0.08
15 22 15 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 0.04 0.03 0.08
13 19 17 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania 0.06 0.04 0.07
26 16 18 Chester County, Pennsylvania 0.01 0.05 0.06
18 19 18 Providence County, Rhode Island 0.03 0.04 0.06
18 22 18 Beaver County, Pennsylvania 0.03 0.03 0.06
18 25 21 Bristol County, Massachusetts 0.03 0.02 0.05
26 19 22 Essex County, Massachusetts 0.01 0.04 0.04
22 22 22 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 0.02 0.03 0.04
26 22 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 0.01 0.04
22 Dane County, Wisconsin 0.04
22 11 26 Bucks County, Pennsylvania 0.02 0.11 0.03
26 25 26 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania 0.01 0.02 0.03
32 27 26 Middlesex County, Massachusetts 0.00 0.01 0.03
29 26 Dutchess County, New York 0.00 0.03
30 Fayette County, Pennsylvania 0.02
29 31 Hillsborough County, Florida 0.00 0.01
32 31 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 0.00 0.01
5 9 33 Hardee County, Florida 0.22 0.12 0.00
11 14 33 Rock County, Wisconsin 0.07 0.08 0.00
26 27 33 Polk County, Florida 0.01 0.01 0.00
26 29 33 Pasco County, Florida 0.01 0.00 0.00
32 29 33 Cuyahoga County, Ohio 0.00 0.00 0.00
33 Burlington County, New Jersey 0.00
22 Marion County, Florida 0.02
32 Kings County, New York 0.00
Benton County, Arkansas
Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Harris County, Texas
Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Hudson County, New Jersey
             

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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