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Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

80,840 10,703 27,273 730 23,941 4,653 228,582
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 187 53,486 142.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 23,941 63.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 39 17,697 47.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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62 15,920 42.3
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 32 5,557 14.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 5,223 13.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 3,093 8.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 2,910 7.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 1,733 4.6
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 1,582 4.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 1,300 3.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 1,260 3.3
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 7 1,245 3.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,200 3.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 1,186 3.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 915 2.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 867 2.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 867 2.3
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 771 2.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 676 1.8
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 675 1.8
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 1.6
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 543 1.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 517 1.4
Convention of Original Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 436 1.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 417 1.1
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 375 1.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 372 1.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 360 1.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 310 0.8
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 0.8
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 268 0.7
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 243 0.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 190 0.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 189 0.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 133 0.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 120 0.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 119 0.3
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 115 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 114 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 100 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 71 0.2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 45 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 35 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 25 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 15 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 10 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 6 0.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 524 148,140  

The population of the Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 376,722 in 2010; in 2000 it was 269,772. The total population changed 39.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (148,140) included 39.3% of the total population in 2010.

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Brunswick County, North Carolina, Horry 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.