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Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

360,582 21,499 70,816 1,980 31,532 7,810 329,893
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 470 239,179 290.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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145 46,817 56.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 136 39,272 47.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 15 31,532 38.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 38 29,355 35.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 74 20,985 25.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 59 19,342 23.5
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 27 8,346 10.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 7,526 9.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 27 6,240 7.6
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 17 5,976 7.3
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 24 5,166 6.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 4,500 5.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 4,167 5.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 3,136 3.8
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 26 2,832 3.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 2,061 2.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 33 1,904 2.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,770 2.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,531 1.9
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,440 1.7
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 1,316 1.6
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 1,159 1.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 1,115 1.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 841 1.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 625 0.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 600 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 5 589 0.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 521 0.6
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 399 0.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 370 0.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 328 0.4
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 315 0.4
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 308 0.4
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 294 0.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 284 0.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 240 0.3
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 236 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 201 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 175 0.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 146 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 123 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 120 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 101 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 95 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 95 0.1
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 78 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 74 0.1
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 71 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 66 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 64 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 49 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 49 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 17 0.0
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 16 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 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 2 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 12 --- ---
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 12 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 1,334 494,219  

The population of the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 824,112 in 2010; in 2000 it was 725,680. The total population changed 13.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (494,219) included 60.0% of the total population in 2010.

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 4 counties: Anderson County, South Carolina, Greenville County, South Carolina, Laurens County, South Carolina, Pickens 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.