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Kanawha County (West Virginia)

Religious Traditions, 2010

31,202 3,114 27,583 7,331 1,136 2,020 120,677
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 68 18,970 81.97
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 45 22,048 95.28
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 33 8,406 36.32
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 33 10,411 44.99
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 2,501 10.81
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 24 4,728 20.43
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 16 1,208 5.22
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 3,273 14.14
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 700 3.02
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 10 9,338 40.35
Primitive Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 497 2.15
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 2,264 9.78
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 661 2.86
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 868 3.75
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 489 2.11
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 1,167 5.04
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 1,618 6.99
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 133 0.57
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 106 0.46
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 904 3.91
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 367 1.59
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 496 2.14
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 39 0.17
Jewish Other Judaism 1 419 1.81
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 207 0.89
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 56 0.24
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 20 0.09
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 334 91,894  

The population of Kanawha County, West Virginia was 231,414 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (91,894) included 39.7% of the total population in 1980.

* 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.


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