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Edgefield 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 17 5,592 217.95
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 2,795 108.94
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 6 1,780 69.38
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 7 969 37.77
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 756 29.47
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 692 26.97
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 540 21.05
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 164 6.39
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 117 4.56
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 76 2.96
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 76 2.96
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 58 2.26
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 36 1.40
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 26 1.01
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 5 0.19
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Covenant Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 25,657 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (13,682) included 53.3% 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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