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Fairfield 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 16 4,656 222.26
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 12 2,124 101.39
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,904 90.89
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 5 1,180 56.33
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 700 33.42
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 513 24.49
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 500 23.87
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 496 23.68
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9 455 21.72
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 451 21.53
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 400 19.09
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 255 12.17
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 213 10.17
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 200 9.55
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 158 7.54
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 90 4.30
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 75 3.58
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 72 3.44
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 55 2.63
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 0 0.00
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 20,948 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (14,497) included 69.2% 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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