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Mercer 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 12 11,650 195.26
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 22 5,083 85.19
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 4,107 68.84
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 31 3,441 57.67
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 1,517 25.43
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 9 1,157 19.39
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 618 10.36
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 3 394 6.60
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 367 6.15
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 334 5.60
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 246 4.12
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 240 4.02
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2 187 3.13
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 187 3.13
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 121 2.03
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 120 2.01
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 113 1.89
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 112 1.88
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 110 1.84
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 101 1.69
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 95 1.59
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 92 1.54
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 85 1.42
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 80 1.34
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2 65 1.09
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 55 0.92
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 55 0.92
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 50 0.84
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 42 0.70
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 37 0.62
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 59,664 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (30,861) included 51.7% 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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