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Wheeling, WV-OH 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 21 18,941 135.77
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 65 10,205 73.15
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 20 7,450 53.40
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 12 2,916 20.90
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 12 2,849 20.42
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 32 2,248 16.11
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 23 1,957 14.03
Evangelical Friends Church International Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 1,241 8.90
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8 1,113 7.98
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 10 1,067 7.65
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 922 6.61
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 764 5.48
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 4 688 4.93
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 686 4.92
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3 603 4.32
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 602 4.32
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 5 538 3.86
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 360 2.58
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 272 1.95
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 260 1.86
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 235 1.68
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 230 1.65
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 202 1.45
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 194 1.39
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 1.08
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 137 0.98
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 122 0.87
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 108 0.77
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 83 0.59
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 68 0.49
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 63 0.45
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 36 0.26
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 20 0.14
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 14 0.10
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 12 0.09
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 139,513 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (57,356) included 41.1% 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 https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

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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