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Harrison County (West Virginia)

Religious Traditions, 2010

8,406 192 16,442 8,647 110 1,069 34,233
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 60 10,262 147.93
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 8 8,663 124.88
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 30 7,582 109.30
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,115 16.07
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 780 11.24
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 696 10.03
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 600 8.65
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 509 7.34
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 428 6.17
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 386 5.56
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 372 5.36
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 350 5.05
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 293 4.22
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 259 3.73
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 249 3.59
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 248 3.57
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 181 2.61
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 180 2.59
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 172 2.48
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 159 2.29
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 159 2.29
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 156 2.25
Jewish Other Judaism 1 115 1.66
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 98 1.41
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 79 1.14
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 62 0.89
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 56 0.81
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 42 0.61
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 36 0.52
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 24 0.35
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 151 34,311  

The population of Harrison County, West Virginia was 69,371 in 1990; in 1980 it was 77,710. The total population changed -10.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (34,311) included 49.5% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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