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Berkeley County (West Virginia)

Religious Traditions, 2010

12,738 436 10,228 7,008 1,888 71,871
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant 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 3 7,008 67.28
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 6,686 64.18
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 3,570 34.27
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
14 3,238 31.08
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,736 16.67
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 1,585 15.22
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,253 12.03
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 989 9.49
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 966 9.27
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 959 9.21
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 591 5.67
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 545 5.23
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 529 5.08
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 436 4.19
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 340 3.26
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 322 3.09
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 235 2.26
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 181 1.74
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 153 1.47
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 137 1.32
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 130 1.25
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 122 1.17
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 1.05
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 107 1.03
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 80 0.77
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 72 0.69
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 65 0.62
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 65 0.62
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 57 0.55
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 17 0.16
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 15 0.14
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 118 32,298  

The population of Berkeley County, West Virginia was 104,169 in 2010; in 2000 it was 75,905. The total population changed 37.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (32,298) included 31.0% 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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