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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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 352 201,636 364.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 155 41,363 74.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 65 11,333 20.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 62 17,998 32.6
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 30 4,203 7.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 25 3,432 6.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 19 1,769 3.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 14 8,117 14.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 13 9,362 16.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 3,127 5.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 10 3,911 7.1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,553 2.8
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 4,227 7.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 782 1.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 438 0.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,212 2.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 86 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 145 0.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 273 0.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 342 0.6
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 185 0.3
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 310 0.6
Jewish Other Judaism 2 303 0.5
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 76 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 2,086 3.8
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 173 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 151 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 1 81 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 117 0.2
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 44 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 252 0.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Totals: 815 319,087  

The population of the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 552,654 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (319,087) included 57.7% of the total population in 1980.

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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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