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Abbeville County, South Carolina

Denominational Groups, 2000

10,361 2,786   128 26 12,866
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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^ Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 3 522 23.1
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 88 3.9
Catholic Church Catholic 1 138 6.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 2 280 12.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 64 2.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 114 5.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 4 600 26.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 10 1,270 56.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 3 508 22.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 19 7,822 345.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 10 2,079 91.9
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 55 13,485  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 22,627. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (13,485) include 59.6% of the total population in 1980.


The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and includes statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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