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Pickens 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 30,660 233.33
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 27 10,830 82.42
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 19 4,961 37.75
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 4,592 34.95
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 2,809 21.38
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 2,106 16.03
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 17 1,940 14.76
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 4 960 7.31
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 3 573 4.36
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 572 4.35
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 516 3.93
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 360 2.74
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 266 2.02
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 200 1.52
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 1.37
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 160 1.22
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 159 1.21
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 136 1.03
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 101 0.77
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 100 0.76
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 100 0.76
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 72 0.55
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 64 0.49
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 60 0.46
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 38 0.29
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 30 0.23
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 131,404 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (62,545) included 47.6% 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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