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Clarendon County, South Carolina

Denominational Groups, 2000

6,234 3,653   327 249 22,039
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
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 1 30 1.1
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 5,142 180.7
Catholic Church Catholic 1 114 4.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 9 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 2 180 6.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 3 128 4.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 50 1.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 122 4.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 11 1,394 49.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 3 518 18.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 7 1,523 53.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 3 435 15.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 82 2.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 11 3,945 138.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 9 2,235 78.6
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 55 15,907  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 28,450. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (15,907) include 55.9% 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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