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Spartanburg County, South Carolina

Religious Traditions, 2010

110,676 10,187 25,252 270 5,311 4,369 128,242
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 % Change
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +428 +111.2%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +535 +100.4%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +2 +1,081 +70.7%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +0 +59 +47.2%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +0 +1,674 +46.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +1 +260 +27.1%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 +14 +23.3%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran +0 +112 +7.7%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness -1 +9 +3.5%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +0 +2 +1.0%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 +2 +0.7%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 +6 +0.6%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -5 -7.7%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 -317 -8.4%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -8,978 -9.3%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -636 -9.8%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +1 -67 -15.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism +0 -465 -15.4%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -6 -3,477 -18.5%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -114 -28.8%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -36 -29.8%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -426 -29.8%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -150 -35.7%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -696 -37.3%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist -3 -392 -37.4%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -119 -49.6%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -186 -64.4%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Totals: -8 -11,882 -8%

The population of Spartanburg County, South Carolina was 284,307 in 2010; in 2000 it was 253,791. The total population changed 12.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (156,065) included 54.9% of the total population in 2010.

The population of Spartanburg County, South Carolina was 253,791 in 2000; in 1990 it was 226,800. The total population changed 11.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (149,488) included 58.9% 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.