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Parkersburg-Vienna, WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

13,941 24 21,601 4,505 1,069 51,533
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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
16 3,914 42.23
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 233 2.51
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 27 9,782 105.55
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 204 2.20
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 181 1.95
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 3,459 37.32
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 103 1.11
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 2,374 25.62
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 4,505 48.61
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 849 9.16
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 38 0.41
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 210 2.27
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,357 14.64
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 225 2.43
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 225 2.43
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 51 0.55
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 888 9.58
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 118 1.27
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 792 8.55
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 142 1.53
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 24 0.26
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 67 9,197 99.24
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 12 0.13
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 481 5.19
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 999 10.78
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 777 8.38
Totals: 203 41,140  

The population of the Parkersburg-Vienna, WV, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 92,673 in 2010; in 2000 it was 93,859. The total population changed -1.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (41,140) included 44.4% 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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