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Morgantown, WV Metro Area - Metro Area 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 8 10,686 76.31
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 88 8,977 64.10
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 18 8,680 61.98
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 4 2,255 16.10
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 14 1,499 10.70
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 685 4.89
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 620 4.43
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 7 603 4.31
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 12 579 4.13
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 576 4.11
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 550 3.93
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 454 3.24
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 382 2.73
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 379 2.71
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 309 2.21
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 266 1.90
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 243 1.74
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 118 0.84
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 116 0.83
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 110 0.79
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 106 0.76
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 91 0.65
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 90 0.64
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 69 0.49
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 66 0.47
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 65 0.46
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 62 0.44
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 60 0.43
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 49 0.35
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 42 0.30
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 33 0.24
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 26 0.19
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 14 0.10
Bruderhof Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 1 13 0.09
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 140,038 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (38,873) included 27.8% 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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