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America’s biggest mission fields

States with the lowest and highest ratios of Church of Christ adherents.

The Christian Chronicle  compared the number of adherents (members plus children) of Churches of Christ in each state with that state’s total population.


This analysis determined where the fellowship’s numerical presence is weakest and strongest.  Scroll down to see the statistics for all 50 states.


Read our related story on Massachusetts, which has a lower ratio of members of Churches of Christ than any other state.   

Lowest



MASSACHUSETTS
Adherents: 2,306
Population: 6,646,144
Residents per adherent: 2,882



UTAH
Adherents: 1,126
Population: 2,855,287
Residents per adherent: 2,536




MINNESOTA
Adherents: 2,475
Population: 5,379,139
Residents per adherent: 2,173
Highest


TENNESSEE
Adherents: 212,610
Population: 6,456,243
Residents per adherent: 30

ARKANSAS
Adherents: 83,565
Population: 2,949,131
Residents per adherent: 35





ALABAMA
Adherents: 112,744
Population: 4,822,023
Residents per adherent: 43

FULL LIST
Ranked from lowest ratio of Church of Christ adherents to highest:
1. MASSACHUSETTS — Adherents: 2,306. Population: 6,646,144. Residents per adherent: 2,882.

2. UTAH — Adherents: 1,126.  Population: 2,855,287. Residents per adherent: 2,536.

3. MINNESOTA — Adherents: 2,475. Population: 5,379,139.  Residents per adherent: 2,173.

4. NEW JERSEY —  Adherents: 4,320. Population: 8,864,590. Residents per adherent:   2,052.

5. NEW YORK — Adherents: 10,100. Population: 19,570,261. Residents per adherent:  1,938.

6. RHODE ISLAND —  Adherents: 630. Population: 1,050,292. Residents per adherent:  1,644.

7. NEW HAMPSHIRE — Adherents: 845. Population: 1,320,718. Residents per adherent: 1,563.

8. CONNECTICUT — Adherents: 2,530.  Population: 3,590,347. Residents per adherent: 1,419.

9. HAWAII — Adherents: 992. Population: 1,392,313.  Residents per adherent: 1,404.

10. NORTH DAKOTA — Adherents: 538. Population: 699,628.  Residents per adherent:  1,300.

11. MAINE — Adherents: 1,034. Population: 1,329,192. Residents per adherent:  1,286.

12.   PENNSYLVANIA —  Adherents: 10,458.  Population: 12,763,536.  Residents per adherent:  1,221.


13. VERMONT — Adherents: 602. Population: 626,011.  Residents per adherent:  1,040.


14. NEVADA — Adherents: 2,822. Population: 2,758,931. Residents per adherent: 978.

15.   WISCONSIN —  Adherents: 5,878.  Population: 5,726,398.  Residents per adherent:   974.


16. IOWA —  Adherents: 3,845. Population: 3,074,186. 
Residents per adherent:  800.

17. MARYLAND —  Adherents: 7,478. Population: 5,884,563. Residents per adherent:   787.

18.   SOUTH DAKOTA —  Adherents: 1,146.  Population: 833,354.  Residents per adherent:  727.

19. DELAWARE — Adherents: 1,273. Population: 917,092. Residents per adherent: 720.

20. WASHINGTON — Adherents: 12,791.  Population: 6,897,012. Residents per adherent: 539.

21. CALIFORNIA — Adherents: 71,930. Population: 38,041,430.  Residents per adherent: 529.

22. ILLINOIS —  Adherents: 25,659. Population: 12,875,255. Residents per adherent:  502.

23. VIRGINIA — Adherents: 16,735. Population: 8,185,867. Residents per adherent: 489.

24. ARIZONA — Adherents: 13,402. Population: 6,553,255. Residents per adherent:  489.

25. IDAHO — Adherents: 3,367. Population: 1,595,728. Residents per adherent: 474.

26. NEBRASKA — Adherents: 4,288.  Population: 1,855,525. Residents per adherent: 432.

27. NORTH CAROLINA — Adherents: 24,039. Population: 9,752,073.  Residents per adherent: 406.

28. MONTANA — Adherents: 2,654. Population: 1,005,141.  Residents per adherent:  379.

29. OREGON — Adherents: 10,554. Population: 3,899,353. Residents per adherent:  370.

30.   MICHIGAN —  Adherents: 26,933.  Population: 9,883,360.  Residents per adherent:  367.


31. COLORADO — Adherents: 15.019. Population: 5,187,582.  Residents per adherent:  345.


32. SOUTH CAROLINA — Adherents: 13,994. Population: 4,723,723. Residents per adherent: 338.

33.   WYOMING —  Adherents: 1,970.  Population: 576,412.  Residents per adherent:   293.


34. ALASKA —  Adherents: 2,587. Population: 731,449. 
Residents per adherent:  283.

35. FLORIDA — Adherents: 69,370. Population: 19,317,568. Residents per adherent:  279.

36.   OHIO —  Adherents: 43,305.  Population: 11,544,225.  Residents per adherent:  267.


37. INDIANA — Adherents: 33,609. Population: 6,537,334. Residents per adherent: 195.

38. LOUISIANA — Adherents: 23,678.  Population: 4,601,893. Residents per adherent: 194.

39. GEORGIA — Adherents: 54,916. Population: 9,919,945.  Residents per adherent: 181.

40. KANSAS —  Adherents: 17,244. Population: 2,885,905. Residents per adherent:  167.

41. MISSOURI — Adherents: 41,484. Population: 6,021,988. Residents per adherent: 145.

42. NEW MEXICO — Adherents: 15,608. Population: 2,085,538. Residents per adherent:  134.

43. WEST VIRGINIA — Adherents: 21,057. Population: 1,855,413. Residents per adherent: 88.

44. KENTUCKY — Adherents: 56,167.  Population: 4,380,415. Residents per adherent: 78.

45. TEXAS — Adherents: 343,047. Population: 26,059,203.  Residents per adherent: 76.

46. MISSISSIPPI — Adherents: 41,455. Population: 2,984,926.  Residents per adherent:  72.

47. OKLAHOMA — Adherents: 75,777. Population: 3,814,820. Residents per adherent: 50 .

48. ALABAMA — Adherents: 112,744. Population: 4,822,023.  Residents per adherent:  43.


49. ARKANSAS — Adherents: 83,565. Population: 2,949,131. Residents per adherent: 35.

50. TENNESSEE — Adherents: 212,610.  Population: 6,456,243.  Residents per adherent:  30.

SOURCES

U.S. Census Bureau 2012 population estimates and 2012 edition of “Churches of Christ in the United States” directory published by 21st Century Christian.

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