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Saluda 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 12 2,275 120.61
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 9 2,070 109.74
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 9 1,615 85.62
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 3 654 34.67
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 5 572 30.33
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 528 27.99
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 480 25.45
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 278 14.74
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 9.54
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 170 9.01
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 165 8.75
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 161 8.54
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 80 4.24
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 79 4.19
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 43 2.28
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 35 1.86
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 18,862 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (9,385) included 49.8% 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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