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Florence, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

60,186 14,694 22,399 400 3,820 6,051 98,016
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 20 4,766 23.2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 290 1.4
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 147 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 3,506 17.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 6 3,820 18.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 56 0.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 124 0.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 472 2.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 2,607 12.7
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 413 2.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 402 2.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,886 9.2
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 369 1.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 578 2.8
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 12 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,152 5.6
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 657 3.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 491 2.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 1.9
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 39 4,643 22.6
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 66 0.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 508 2.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 37 1,736 8.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 27 7,599 37.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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43 13,156 64.0
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 3,187 15.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 140 0.7
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 1,792 8.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 151 0.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 100 0.5
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 824 4.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 85 34,019 165.5
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 68 17,403 84.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 35 0.2
Totals: 447 107,550  

The population of the Florence, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 205,566 in 2010; in 2000 it was 193,155. The total population changed 6.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (107,550) included 52.3% of the total population in 2010.

Florence, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Darlington County, South Carolina, Florence County, South Carolina.

* 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.