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United Church of God - Rankings by Area (Metro-Areas) [Counties] [States]

In the 1990s, the Worldwide Church of God rejected a set of distinctive doctrines and practices that had been advocated by its founder Herbert W. Armstrong. As a result, a large percentage of its ministers and members left the church and formed a number of splinter groups (as many as 150 have been counted), though most are very small house churches with but a single small center of activity. The great majority of members adhered to one of the three relatively large groups - the Living Church of God, the United Church of God, and the Philadelphia Church of God - which vary among themselves on the number of former distinctives they have maintained. [View our profile of United Church of God]

Using data from the 1980-2020 U.S. Religion Census, this list ranks U.S. Metro-Areas on the highest number of United Church of God congregations. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.


Rank
2020
Metro-Area Congregations 2020
1 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area 3
2 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area 2
2 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area 2
2 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area 2
2 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area 2
2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area 2
2 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area 2
2 Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area 2
2 St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area 2
2 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area 2
2 Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metro Area 2
2 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area 2
13 Akron, OH Metro Area 1
13 Albany-Lebanon, OR Metro Area 1
13 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area 1
13 Albuquerque, NM Metro Area 1
13 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area 1
13 Anchorage, AK Metro Area 1
13 Ann Arbor, MI Metro Area 1
13 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area 1
13 Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area 1
13 Bakersfield, CA Metro Area 1
13 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area 1
13 Bangor, ME Metro Area 1
13 Bend, OR Metro Area 1
13 Billings, MT Metro Area 1
13 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area 1
13 Bismarck, ND Metro Area 1
13 Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA Metro Area 1
13 Boise City, ID Metro Area 1
13 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area 1
13 Bowling Green, KY Metro Area 1
13 Breckenridge, CO Micro Area 1
13 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area 1
13 Cambridge, OH Micro Area 1
13 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area 1
13 Cape Girardeau, MO-IL Metro Area 1
13 Cedar Rapids, IA Metro Area 1
13 Chattanooga, TN-GA Metro Area 1
13 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area 1
13 Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area 1
13 Columbia, SC Metro Area 1
13 Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area 1
13 Columbus, OH Metro Area 1
13 Corpus Christi, TX Metro Area 1
13 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL Metro Area 1
13 Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Metro Area 1
13 Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area 1
13 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area 1
13 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area 1
13 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area 1
13 Duluth, MN-WI Metro Area 1
13 Eau Claire, WI Metro Area 1
13 Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metro Area 1
13 Elmira, NY Metro Area 1
13 El Paso, TX Metro Area 1
13 Eugene-Springfield, OR Metro Area 1
13 Eureka-Arcata, CA Micro Area 1
13 Evansville, IN-KY Metro Area 1
13 Fargo, ND-MN Metro Area 1
13 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR Metro Area 1
13 Flint, MI Metro Area 1
13 Fort Collins, CO Metro Area 1
13 Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area 1
13 Gadsden, AL Metro Area 1
13 Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI Metro Area 1
13 Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area 1
13 Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area 1
13 Helena, MT Micro Area 1
13 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area 1
13 Huntsville, AL Metro Area 1
13 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area 1
13 Jackson, TN Metro Area 1
13 Jacksonville, FL Metro Area 1
13 Jacksonville, NC Metro Area 1
13 Janesville-Beloit, WI Metro Area 1
13 Jefferson, GA Micro Area 1
13 Jefferson City, MO Metro Area 1
13 Jonesboro, AR Metro Area 1
13 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metro Area 1
13 Kalispell, MT Micro Area 1
13 Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area 1
13 Kennewick-Richland, WA Metro Area 1
13 Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA Metro Area 1
13 Knoxville, TN Metro Area 1
13 La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metro Area 1
13 Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metro Area 1
13 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area 1
13 Laurel, MS Micro Area 1
13 Lawton, OK Metro Area 1
13 Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area 1
13 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area 1
13 London, KY Micro Area 1
13 Longview, TX Metro Area 1
13 Lubbock, TX Metro Area 1
13 Macon-Bibb County, GA Metro Area 1
13 Madison, WI Metro Area 1
13 Mansfield, OH Metro Area 1
13 Medford, OR Metro Area 1
13 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area 1
13 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area 1
13 Midland, MI Metro Area 1
13 Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area 1
13 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area 1
13 Minot, ND Micro Area 1
13 Missoula, MT Metro Area 1
13 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metro Area 1
13 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area 1
13 New Philadelphia-Dover, OH Micro Area 1
13 Ocala, FL Metro Area 1
13 Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metro Area 1
13 Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area 1
13 Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA Metro Area 1
13 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area 1
13 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area 1
13 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metro Area 1
13 Owatonna, MN Micro Area 1
13 Paducah, KY-IL Micro Area 1
13 Peoria, IL Metro Area 1
13 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area 1
13 Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area 1
13 Poplar Bluff, MO Micro Area 1
13 Port Angeles, WA Micro Area 1
13 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area 1
13 Portsmouth, OH Micro Area 1
13 Prescott Valley-Prescott, AZ Metro Area 1
13 Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area 1
13 Rapid City, SD Metro Area 1
13 Reno, NV Metro Area 1
13 Richmond, VA Metro Area 1
13 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area 1
13 Rome, GA Metro Area 1
13 Roseburg, OR Micro Area 1
13 Ruston, LA Micro Area 1
13 Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area 1
13 Salina, KS Micro Area 1
13 Salisbury, MD-DE Metro Area 1
13 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area 1
13 San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area 1
13 San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area 1
13 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area 1
13 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA Metro Area 1
13 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metro Area 1
13 Show Low, AZ Micro Area 1
13 Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area 1
13 Springfield, IL Metro Area 1
13 Springfield, MO Metro Area 1
13 Tallahassee, FL Metro Area 1
13 Terre Haute, IN Metro Area 1
13 The Dalles, OR Micro Area 1
13 Topeka, KS Metro Area 1
13 Tucson, AZ Metro Area 1
13 Tulsa, OK Metro Area 1
13 Tupelo, MS Micro Area 1
13 Twin Falls, ID Metro Area 1
13 Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area 1
13 Waco, TX Metro Area 1
13 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area 1
13 Watertown, SD Micro Area 1
13 Wheeling, WV-OH Metro Area 1
13 Wichita, KS Metro Area 1
13 Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area 1
13 York-Hanover, PA Metro Area 1
13 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metro Area 1
13 Yuma, AZ Metro Area 1
     

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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