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Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area - Metro Area 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 7 64,176 131.58
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 186 46,999 96.36
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 69 38,750 79.45
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 39 16,775 34.39
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 26 5,930 12.16
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 29 5,670 11.63
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 15 4,068 8.34
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 7 3,726 7.64
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9 2,985 6.12
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 2,041 4.18
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 5 1,989 4.08
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 9 1,748 3.58
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 15 1,699 3.48
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 1,620 3.32
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 1,574 3.23
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 1,510 3.10
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 1,459 2.99
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 6 1,364 2.80
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 1,349 2.77
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 819 1.68
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 7 706 1.45
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 702 1.44
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 700 1.44
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 656 1.35
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 6 642 1.32
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 470 0.96
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 432 0.89
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 430 0.88
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 2 304 0.62
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 300 0.62
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 274 0.56
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 257 0.53
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 225 0.46
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 198 0.41
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 175 0.36
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 157 0.32
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 126 0.26
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 120 0.25
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 110 0.23
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 102 0.21
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 100 0.21
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 49 0.10
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 45 0.09
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 40 0.08
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 40 0.08
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 36 0.07
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 29 0.06
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 20 0.04
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 6 0.01
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 3
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 6
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Orthodox Anglican Church Mainline Protestant 2
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America Evangelical Protestant 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 487,722 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (213,702) included 43.8% 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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