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Parkersburg-Vienna, WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

13,941 24 21,601   4,505 1,069 51,533
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
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 22 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 31 11,492 122.4
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 442 4.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 9 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 4,884 52.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 227 2.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 147 1.6
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 170 1.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 988 10.5
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 625 6.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,315 14.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 3,413 36.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 44 0.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 935 10.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 1,214 12.9
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 88 0.9
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 0.5
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 1 110 1.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 312 3.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 184 2.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 931 9.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 301 3.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 277 3.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 2,334 24.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 72 11,219 119.5
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 158 1.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 215 2.3
Totals: 184 42,100  

The population of the Parkersburg-Vienna, WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 93,859 in 2000; in 1990 it was 92,107. The total population changed 1.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (42,100) included 44.9% of the total population in 2000.

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Wirt County, West Virginia, Wood 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 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.