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Charleston County, South Carolina

Denominational Groups, 2000

48,213 49,651 1,204 23,772 9,506 177,623
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 Adherence Rate
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 64 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 5 1,136 4.1
Catholic Church Catholic 18 14,952 54.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 70 0.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 4 180 0.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 2 633 2.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 164 0.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 2 240 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 6 829 3.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 3 1,310 4.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 4 729 2.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 5 1,472 5.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 26 11,987 43.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 15 7,329 26.5
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 10 940 3.4
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 2 923 3.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 422 1.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 25 8,790 31.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 2 151 0.6
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant 12 1,208 4.4
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 256 0.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 3 615 2.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 51 44,858 162.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 112 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 2 282 1.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 33 17,872 64.5
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 236 117,524  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 276,974. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (117,524) include 42.4% of the total population in 1980.

Source

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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