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Abbeville County, South Carolina - 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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 23 6,311 259.77
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 20 3,692 151.97
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 9 1,464 60.26
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 3 840 34.58
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 733 30.17
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 430 17.70
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 377 15.52
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 293 12.06
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 238 9.80
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 217 8.93
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 160 6.59
Biblical Mennonite Alliance Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 128 5.27
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 84 3.46
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 79 3.25
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 76 3.13
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 67 2.76
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 26 1.07
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 24 0.99
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 24,295 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (15,239) included 62.7% 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 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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