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Cities with Few Churches — Church Planting

We have identified a number of cities which have very few known fundamental churches compared to the population size. These cities would appear to have good potential for church planting. While there may be a few fundamental churches in these communities, it is likely that there would be suburbs and sections greatly in need of a strong, Gospel-preaching church ministry. We would encourage prayerful on-site investigation to substantiate the need and potential for church planting.

City State 2010 pop. City State 2010 pop.
Abilene TX 117,063 Lawton OK 96,867
Albany GA 77,434 Lubbock TX 229,573
Alexandria LA 47,723 McAllen TX 129,877
Auburn AL 53,380 Merced CA 78,958
Bakersfield CA 347,483 Missoula MT 66,788
Barnstable MA 45,193 Modesto CA 201,165
Baton Rouge LA 229,493 Monroe LA 48,815
Beaumont TX 118,296 Odessa TX 99,940
Bismarck ND 61,272 Pocatello ID 54,255
Boise ID 205,671 Reno NV 225,221
Bryan TX 76,201 Salinas CA 150,441
Clarksville TN 132,929 Salt Lake City UT 186,440
Corpus Christi TX 305,215 San Angelo TX 93,200
Corvallis OR 54,462 Santa Barbara CA 88,410
Dover DE 36,047 Santa Fe NM 67,947
Dubuque IA 57,637 Shreveport LA 199,311
Eau Claire WI 65,883 Sioux City IA 82,684
El Paso TX 649,121 Spokane WA 208,916
Fargo ND 105,549 Springfield IL 116,250
Fayetteville AR 73,580 St Joseph MO 76,780
Florence AL 39,319 Stockton CA 291,707
Fresno CA 494,665 Texarkana TX 36,411
Gainesville FL 124,354 Toledo OH 287,208
Houma LA 33,727 Topeka KS 127,473
Iowa City IA 67,862 Tulsa OK 391,906
Jackson MS 173,514 Tyler TX 96,900
Jonesboro AR 67,263 Visalia CA 124,442
Killeen TX 127,921 Waco TX 124,805
Lafayette LA 120,623 Wausau WI 39,106
Laredo TX 236,091 Wichita Falls TX 104,553
Lawrence KS 87,643 Yuba City CA 64,925