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Wetzel 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
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 20 1,316 91.12
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 11 1,308 90.57
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 988 68.41
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 603 41.75
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 4 428 29.64
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 380 26.31
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 360 24.93
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 271 18.76
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 2 270 18.70
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 251 17.38
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 126 8.72
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 82 5.68
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 80 5.54
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 46 3.19
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 46 3.19
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 39 2.70
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 29 2.01
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 20 1.38
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 4 0.28
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 14,442 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (6,647) included 46.0% 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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