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Oconee 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 71 23,900 304.04
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 6,545 83.26
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 15 2,924 37.20
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 19 2,630 33.46
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 12 2,141 27.24
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 694 8.83
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 605 7.70
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 599 7.62
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 564 7.17
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 529 6.73
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 366 4.66
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 300 3.82
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 291 3.70
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 250 3.18
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 225 2.86
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 202 2.57
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 168 2.14
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 124 1.58
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 86 1.09
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 36 0.46
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 19 0.24
Diocese of the Holy Cross Mainline Protestant 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
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 78,607 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (43,198) included 55.0% 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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