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Anderson 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 125 90,791 445.67
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 44 19,840 97.39
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 35 7,041 34.56
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 3 6,721 32.99
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 21 5,135 25.21
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 3,388 16.63
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 17 2,705 13.28
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 7 2,500 12.27
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 6 1,660 8.15
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,480 7.26
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 6 1,394 6.84
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 801 3.93
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 689 3.38
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 596 2.93
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 513 2.52
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 463 2.27
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 266 1.31
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 265 1.30
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 200 0.98
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 0.88
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 180 0.88
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 178 0.87
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 174 0.85
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 170 0.83
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 161 0.79
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 102 0.50
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 90 0.44
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 76 0.37
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.25
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 33 0.16
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 2
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 203,718 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (147,842) included 72.6% 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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