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Allendale County, South Carolina

Denominational Groups, 2000

2,455 1,508   40 162 7,046
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
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 3,543 302.3
Catholic Church Catholic 1 40 3.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 2 115 9.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 1 44 3.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 12 1.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 58 5.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 2 148 12.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 1 65 5.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 9 2,716 231.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 6 1,384 118.1
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 24 8,125  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 11,722. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (8,125) include 69.3% of the total population in 1990.


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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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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