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Greenville County (South Carolina)

Religious Traditions, 2010

186,955 7,753 44,200 25,417 1,930 5,656 179,314
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 498 1.31
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 155 0.41
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 2,161 5.69
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 992 2.61
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 229 0.60
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 17,684 46.58
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 290 0.76
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 209 0.55
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 403 1.06
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 106 0.28
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 31 9,349 24.63
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 553 1.46
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 572 1.51
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,859 4.90
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 66 0.17
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,340 3.53
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 2,084 5.49
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 131 0.35
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 6,500 17.12
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 3,555 9.36
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 58 0.15
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 807 2.13
Independent Free Will Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 22 0.06
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 2,200 5.80
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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6 5,900 15.54
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 118 0.31
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 4,968 13.09
Jewish Other Judaism 2 1,200 3.16
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 672 1.77
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 65 0.17
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 609 1.60
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 184 0.48
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 56 0.15
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 104 0.27
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 35 0.09
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 13,188 34.74
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 3,520 9.27
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 228 0.60
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 308 0.81
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 168 108,070 284.68
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 446 1.17
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 64 24,834 65.42
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 144 0.38
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,077 2.84
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 111 0.29
Totals: 449 217,660  

The population of Greenville County, South Carolina was 379,616 in 2000; in 1990 it was 320,167. The total population changed 18.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (217,660) included 57.3% 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.


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