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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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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents % Change
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +1 -24 -17.8%
Catholic Church Catholic 0 +1,400 32.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -1 -49 -12.2%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 -40 -25.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +4 +789 47.2%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 0 +3 7.1%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +1 +400 77.1%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant -1 +148 22.6%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +46 5.9%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +1 +116 6.9%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +12 0.6%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant -1 -825 -55.9%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +157 11.6%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 0 +215 n.a.
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -103 -53.1%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 +517 22.7%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant -1 +10 1.8%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 -5 -4.3%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +8 3.5%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 0 +3,501 8.8%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 0 -1,022 -11.6%
  Totals: +4 +5,254 +7.8%

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 adherent totals for 1990 (78,833) represent 65.2% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (73,210) include 51.4% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 21 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 21 groups had 67,382 adherents in 1990 and 72,636 adherents in 2000, for a change of 7.8%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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