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Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

72,581 1,554 45,345 370 8,238 3,219 233,601
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 1,603 4.4
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 240 0.7
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 122 0.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 59 19,471 53.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,838 5.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 7,365 20.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 53 4,568 12.6
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 60 0.2
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 414 1.1
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 84 7,171 19.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 73 0.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 53 27,724 76.5
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 15 10,712 29.6
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.4
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 1,649 4.6
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 6 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 76 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 1,668 4.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 34 6,376 17.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 73 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 254 0.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 620 1.7
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 2 250 0.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 1,936 5.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 154 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 12 0.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 1,349 3.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 361 1.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 50 0.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 117 24,114 66.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 52 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 609 1.7
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 945 2.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 2,792 7.7
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 175 0.5
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 1,500 4.1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 286 0.8
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 34 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 149 0.4
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 35 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 43 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 4,364 12.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 125 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 143 0.4
Totals: 598 131,963  

The population of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 362,346 in 2000; in 1990 it was 352,406. The total population changed 2.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (131,963) included 36.4% of the total population in 2000.

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 7 counties: Boyd County, Kentucky, Cabell County, West Virginia, Greenup County, Kentucky, Lawrence County, Ohio, Lincoln County, West Virginia, Putnam County, West Virginia, Wayne County, West Virginia.

* 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 www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

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.