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West Virginia

Denominational Groups, 2000

200,083 325,508 4,461 105,363 14,601 1,158,328
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


^ Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 40 2,346 1.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 9 1,489 0.8
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 6 249 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 612 155,662 79.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 91 12,182 6.3
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 215 0.1
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 35 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 5 350 0.2
Catholic Church Catholic 175 105,346 54.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 9 1,632 0.8
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 3 385 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 75 15,474 7.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 96 16,029 8.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 94 16,635 8.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 184 16,396 8.4
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant 1 1 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 23 7,386 3.8
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 67 8,623 4.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 116 26,452 13.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 276 30,473 15.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 84 19,086 9.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 60 16,794 8.6
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 2 221 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 19 3,219 1.7
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 7 0.0
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 61 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 43 3,374 1.7
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 13 2,391 1.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 645 0.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 1 78 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 2 140 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 230 47,103 24.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 9 747 0.4
Primitive Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 10 542 0.3
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 18 3,755 1.9
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant 3 350 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 33 3,083 1.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 87 29,239 15.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 6 195 0.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 8 1,768 0.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 1,584 219,560 112.6
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant n.a. 20 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 30 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 4,103 769,768  

The population of these counties (or equivalent) in 1980 was 1,949,644. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (769,768) include 39.5% of the total population in 1980.

Source

The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and includes statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.