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Clarendon 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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 23 4,056 130.23
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 11 2,880 92.47
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 10 2,712 87.08
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 10 1,467 47.10
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 6 1,254 40.26
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 1,056 33.91
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 771 24.76
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 408 13.10
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 404 12.97
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 342 10.98
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 245 7.87
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 216 6.94
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 189 6.07
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 113 3.63
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 70 2.25
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 47 1.51
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 44 1.41
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
United American Free Will Baptist Denomination, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 31,144 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (16,274) included 52.3% 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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