Researchers Rank Most, Least Megachurch-Oriented Cities in U.S.


A new study reveals which U.S. cities have the highest and lowest concentration of megachurch attenders among the Christian population.

Only 10 percent of self-identified Christians in the United States attend megachurches – defined in the new Barna Group study as congregations of 1,000 people or more – though the concentration of megachurch attenders varies from city to city.

Las Vegas has the highest percentage of megachurch attenders, with 29 percent of Christians in the market attending these large churches. Baton Rouge, La., is second on the list (27 percent) and Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla. (21 percent) is third.

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