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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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +44 232.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +1 -76 -41.0%
Catholic Church Catholic 0 +2,876 99.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant -1 -221 -39.0%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 -288 -71.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +1 +1,143 87.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +1 +45 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +1 +670 269.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 +201 33.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +190 30.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +1 +77 4.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +174 10.0%
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant +1 +650 n.a.
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +926 158.0%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +1 +215 n.a.
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -74 -45.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -115 -4.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +1 +513 986.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 -103 -48.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +2 +163 230.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +5 +7,703 22.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 0 -343 -4.0%
  Totals: +15 +14,370 +24.6%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 105,625; in 2000 it was 142,552. The total population changed 17.9%. The adherent totals for 1980 (58,434) represent 55.3% of the 1980 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 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 22 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 22 groups had 58,329 adherents in 1980 and 72,699 adherents in 2000, for a change of 24.6%

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 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and include statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. Bernard Quinn, Herman Anderson, Martin Bradley, Paul Goetting and Peggy Shriver supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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