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Wood County, West Virginia

Religious Traditions, 2010

13,623 24 20,360   4,444 1,068 47,437
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 24 0.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 22 8,937 102.8
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 481 5.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 11 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 4,444 51.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 2 204 2.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 181 2.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 210 2.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 999 11.5
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 888 10.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,255 14.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 21 3,431 39.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 118 1.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 849 9.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 792 9.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 142 1.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 103 1.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
16 3,914 45.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 757 8.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 51 0.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 225 2.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 233 2.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 2,224 25.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 60 8,821 101.4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 225 2.6
Totals: 184 39,519  

The population of Wood County, West Virginia was 86,956 in 2010; in 2000 it was 87,986. The total population changed -1.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (39,519) included 45.4% of the total population in 2010.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at for those who are interested in these trends.


2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.

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