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Kershaw 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 46 15,305 234.01
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 19 3,529 53.96
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 3,073 46.99
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 9 2,568 39.26
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,334 20.40
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 5 1,168 17.86
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 7 941 14.39
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 767 11.73
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 581 8.88
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 404 6.18
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 362 5.53
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 348 5.32
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 300 4.59
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 268 4.10
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 238 3.64
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 197 3.01
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 163 2.49
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 132 2.02
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 88 1.35
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 83 1.27
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 71 1.09
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 65,403 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (31,920) included 48.8% 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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