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Lancaster 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 61 19,305 201.06
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 6,457 67.25
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 19 4,796 49.95
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 21 4,370 45.51
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 24 4,024 41.91
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 938 9.77
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 9 721 7.51
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 660 6.87
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 591 6.16
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 526 5.48
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 513 5.34
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 500 5.21
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 320 3.33
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 301 3.13
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 250 2.60
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 240 2.50
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 208 2.17
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 1.87
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 180 1.87
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 116 1.21
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 107 1.11
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 100 1.04
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 84 0.87
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 75 0.78
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 65 0.68
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 96,016 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (45,627) included 47.5% 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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