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Richland County, South Carolina

Religious Traditions, 2010

93,739 28,502 47,813 700 16,300 10,136 187,314
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 2,747 8.6
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 869 2.7
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 4,210 13.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 503 1.6
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 12,681 39.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 167 0.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 322 1.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 491 1.5
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 326 1.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,119 3.5
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 8 0.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 88 0.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,086 3.4
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,306 4.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,235 3.9
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 39 0.1
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 31 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 7,769 24.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 21 8,612 26.9
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 63 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 232 0.7
Free Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 79 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 783 2.4
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 700 2.2
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 606 1.9
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 2,014 6.3
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 2 2,750 8.6
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 270 0.8
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 54 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 1,218 3.8
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 61 0.2
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 9,888 30.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 3,997 12.5
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 225 0.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 578 1.8
Sikh Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 62 43,356 135.2
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 237 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 38 22,351 69.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 211 0.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 111 0.3
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 254 133,393  

The population of Richland County, South Carolina was 320,677 in 2000; in 1990 it was 285,720. The total population changed 12.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (133,393) included 41.6% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.