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Cherokee 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 53 21,184 376.83
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 15 6,890 122.56
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 1,202 21.38
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 9 1,104 19.64
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 1,055 18.77
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 782 13.91
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 700 12.45
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 564 10.03
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 357 6.35
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 320 5.69
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 290 5.16
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 202 3.59
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 112 1.99
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 100 1.78
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 79 1.41
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 78 1.39
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 70 1.25
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 59 1.05
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 50 0.89
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 28 0.50
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Covenant Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 56,216 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (35,226) 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

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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