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Barnwell 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 28 7,130 346.30
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 4 1,330 64.60
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 726 35.26
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 5 504 24.48
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 400 19.43
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 346 16.81
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 310 15.06
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 302 14.67
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 257 12.48
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 255 12.39
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 183 8.89
South Atlantic Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 115 5.59
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 98 4.76
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 85 4.13
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 76 3.69
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 70 3.40
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 51 2.48
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 36 1.75
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 30 1.46
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 28 1.36
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 20,589 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (12,332) included 59.9% 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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