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Sumter, SC Metro Area - Metro Area 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 49 18,321 134.02
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 44 13,740 100.51
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 42 8,405 61.49
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 34 6,992 51.15
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 4 5,378 39.34
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 12 2,926 21.40
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 2,734 20.00
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 19 2,492 18.23
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 6 1,626 11.89
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 1,262 9.23
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 1,236 9.04
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 791 5.79
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 778 5.69
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 768 5.62
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 754 5.52
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 659 4.82
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 626 4.58
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 616 4.51
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 504 3.69
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 5 494 3.61
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 463 3.39
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 195 1.43
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 137 1.00
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 126 0.92
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 124 0.91
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 120 0.88
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 68 0.50
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 46 0.34
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
United American Free Will Baptist Denomination, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 4
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this metro area was 136,700 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (72,381) included 52.9% 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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