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York 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 84 29,438 104.36
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 5 23,985 85.03
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 51 21,058 74.65
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 32 11,965 42.42
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 25 5,370 19.04
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 23 5,074 17.99
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13 4,299 15.24
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 3,400 12.05
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 5 3,080 10.92
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10 2,840 10.07
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 1,850 6.56
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 6 1,782 6.32
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 1,557 5.52
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 1,352 4.79
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 1,072 3.80
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 2 1,052 3.73
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3 987 3.50
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 834 2.96
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 755 2.68
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 736 2.61
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 5 601 2.13
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 584 2.07
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 6 495 1.75
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 360 1.28
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 244 0.86
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 211 0.75
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 202 0.72
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 200 0.71
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 190 0.67
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 123 0.44
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 100 0.35
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 0.35
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 67 0.24
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 61 0.22
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 32 0.11
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 27 0.10
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 24 0.09
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 13
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 282,090 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (126,107) included 44.7% 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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