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Beaufort 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 6 40,052 214.05
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 32 13,056 69.77
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 20 7,959 42.53
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 10 3,675 19.64
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 3,419 18.27
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3 1,692 9.04
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 9 1,617 8.64
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 3 1,343 7.18
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 1,246 6.66
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 1,200 6.41
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 5 1,160 6.20
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 1,050 5.61
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 702 3.75
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 656 3.51
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 653 3.49
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 526 2.81
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 448 2.39
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 408 2.18
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 374 2.00
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 361 1.93
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 2 321 1.72
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 317 1.69
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 3 317 1.69
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 184 0.98
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 180 0.96
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 126 0.67
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 0.53
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 62 0.33
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 60 0.32
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 58 0.31
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 50 0.27
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 47 0.25
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 40 0.21
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 15 0.08
Diocese of the Holy Cross Mainline Protestant 1
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 187,117 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (83,474) included 44.6% 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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