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Darlington 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 33 9,870 156.90
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 24 7,290 115.89
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 26 4,534 72.08
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 2,100 33.38
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 6 1,756 27.92
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 1,243 19.76
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 1,150 18.28
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 895 14.23
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 708 11.26
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 693 11.02
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 616 9.79
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 574 9.12
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 534 8.49
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 260 4.13
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 202 3.21
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 142 2.26
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 99 1.57
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 90 1.43
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 67 1.07
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 35 0.56
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 29 0.46
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 28 0.45
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 62,905 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (32,915) 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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