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Wheeling, WV-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

14,417 528 24,472 665 25,353 3,560 78,955
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 31 25,353 171.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 69 12,568 84.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 13 4,309 29.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 33 3,967 26.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 12 2,811 19.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 22 2,365 16.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
16 2,334 15.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 12 2,155 14.6
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 2 1,691 11.4
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 1,227 8.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,072 7.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 910 6.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 849 5.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 820 5.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 694 4.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 653 4.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 638 4.3
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 633 4.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 515 3.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 415 2.8
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 411 2.8
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 354 2.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 2.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 281 1.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 218 1.5
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 199 1.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 197 1.3
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 123 0.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 117 0.8
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 100 0.7
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 95 0.6
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 95 0.6
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 89 0.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 79 0.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 70 0.5
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 63 0.4
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 55 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 53 0.4
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 27 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 22 0.1
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Totals: 295 68,995  

The population of the Wheeling, WV-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 147,950 in 2010; in 2000 it was 153,172. The total population changed -3.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (68,995) included 46.6% of the total population in 2010.

Wheeling, WV-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 3 counties: Belmont County, Ohio, Marshall County, West Virginia, Ohio 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.

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