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McDowell County, West Virginia - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 10 430 22.50
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 15 407 21.30
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 380 19.88
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 366 19.15
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 2 300 15.70
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 290 15.17
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3 270 14.13
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 251 13.13
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 228 11.93
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 202 10.57
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 186 9.73
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 184 9.63
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 140 7.33
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 106 5.55
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 104 5.44
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 76 3.98
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 65 3.40
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 53 2.77
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 52 2.72
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 36 1.88
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 35 1.83
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 22 1.15
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 10 0.52
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 4 0.21
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 19,111 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (4,197) included 22.0% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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