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Greenville County, South Carolina

Religious Traditions, 2010

186,955 7,753 44,200 1,930 25,417 5,656 179,314
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 208 101,887 225.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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96 34,893 77.3
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 8 25,417 56.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 23,702 52.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 58 22,656 50.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 11,800 26.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 11,059 24.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 6,168 13.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 4,120 9.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 3,400 7.5
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 9 3,328 7.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 3,234 7.2
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 6 2,342 5.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 1,927 4.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 1,715 3.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,645 3.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,440 3.2
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 925 2.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 832 1.8
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 751 1.7
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 678 1.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 675 1.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 635 1.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 625 1.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 616 1.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 539 1.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 521 1.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 451 1.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 374 0.8
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 315 0.7
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 308 0.7
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 294 0.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 284 0.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 281 0.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 258 0.6
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 240 0.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 236 0.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 228 0.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 201 0.4
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 175 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 123 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 120 0.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 95 0.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 74 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 64 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 60 0.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 49 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 49 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 49 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 41 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 7 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 5 0.0
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 629 271,911  

The population of Greenville County, South Carolina was 451,225 in 2010; in 2000 it was 379,616. The total population changed 18.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (271,911) included 60.3% of the total population in 2010.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.