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Kanawha 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
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 41 18,290 101.19
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 41 9,368 51.83
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 9 8,236 45.57
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 29 7,439 41.16
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 30 4,285 23.71
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 15 3,230 17.87
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 6 2,760 15.27
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 18 2,547 14.09
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 17 2,024 11.20
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 18 1,846 10.21
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,653 9.15
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 18 1,521 8.42
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 1,258 6.96
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 5 1,146 6.34
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 914 5.06
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 4 874 4.84
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 811 4.49
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 14 645 3.57
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 2.77
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 405 2.24
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 402 2.22
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 372 2.06
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 315 1.74
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 11 300 1.66
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 289 1.60
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 254 1.41
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 250 1.38
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 200 1.11
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 176 0.97
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 154 0.85
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 151 0.84
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 145 0.80
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 143 0.79
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 126 0.70
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 120 0.66
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 118 0.65
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 111 0.61
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 91 0.50
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 71 0.39
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 59 0.33
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 59 0.33
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 51 0.28
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 23 0.13
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 18 0.10
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 10
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 180,745 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (73,750) included 40.8% 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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