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West Virginia - State 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
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 340 152,518 85.03
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 1,041 111,565 62.20
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 123 100,780 56.19
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 346 77,838 43.39
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 234 35,008 19.52
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 168 20,865 11.63
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 259 19,347 10.79
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 36 17,143 9.56
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 110 14,374 8.01
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 109 14,274 7.96
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 65 13,116 7.31
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 174 11,893 6.63
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 78 9,884 5.51
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 76 9,162 5.11
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 47 8,916 4.97
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 48 7,722 4.31
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 61 6,767 3.77
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 135 6,268 3.49
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 65 5,375 3.00
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 16 4,504 2.51
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 39 3,175 1.77
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 40 2,947 1.64
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 19 2,465 1.37
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 1,330 0.74
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 13 1,311 0.73
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 1,154 0.64
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 11 1,148 0.64
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 4 1,058 0.59
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 19 1,008 0.56
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 922 0.51
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 7 849 0.47
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 830 0.46
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 6 802 0.45
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 716 0.40
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 665 0.37
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 650 0.36
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 6 622 0.35
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 27 614 0.34
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10 589 0.33
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 3 552 0.31
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 500 0.28
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 13 434 0.24
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 424 0.24
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 5 405 0.23
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 404 0.23
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 380 0.21
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 358 0.20
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 5 305 0.17
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 285 0.16
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 250 0.14
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 233 0.13
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 224 0.12
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 221 0.12
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 4 214 0.12
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 200 0.11
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 165 0.09
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 149 0.08
Sardis Association of Old Regular Baptists. Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 8 136 0.08
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 125 0.07
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 120 0.07
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 117 0.07
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 110 0.06
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 110 0.06
Southeastern Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 104 0.06
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 0.06
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 100 0.06
Old German Baptist Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 95 0.05
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 4 81 0.05
Washington-Franklin Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 79 0.04
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 77 0.04
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 76 0.04
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 59 0.03
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 53 0.03
Mennonite Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 49 0.03
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite (Grandview fellowship) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 45 0.03
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 30 0.02
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 27 0.02
Indian Bottom Association of Old Regular Baptists. Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 21 0.01
Unaffiliated Amish-Mennonite (Conservative) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 17 0.01
Bruderhof Evangelical Protestant Communal Family 1 13 0.01
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 12 0.01
Church of God Apostolic, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 5
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 2
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 1
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1
Full Gospel Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 3
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 5
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 22
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 5
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 5
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 6
Holiness Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
(Original) Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 20
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 6
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 17
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 61
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 1,793,716 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (677,633) included 37.8% 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 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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