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Aiken County, South Carolina

Denominational Groups, 2000

51,419 14,703 118 5,777 1,193 69,342
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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 1 63 0.4
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 1 118 0.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 3 111 0.8
Bahá'í Other Theology 1 59 0.4
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 4 5,777 40.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 4 352 2.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 50 0.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 4 120 0.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 13 2,461 17.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 45 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 2 919 6.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 3 802 5.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 9 825 5.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 6 1,792 12.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 4 1,954 13.7
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 650 4.6
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 10 1,513 10.6
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 1 215 1.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 91 0.6
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 1 59 0.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 62 0.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 3 2,796 19.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 2 565 4.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 111 0.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 3 234 1.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 81 43,494 305.1
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 19 7,809 54.8
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 1 163 1.1
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 184 73,210  
Total (Adjusted)**:   99,052  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 120,940; in 2000 it was 142,552. The total population changed 17.9%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (73,210) include 51.4% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (99,052) include 69.5% of the population.


*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

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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