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York County (South Carolina)

Religious Traditions, 2010

67,634 5,605 20,901 14,030 15 4,121 113,767
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 76 36,679 162.24
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 5 14,030 62.06
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 31 11,959 52.90
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
40 11,046 48.86
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 6,963 30.80
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 4,875 21.56
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 4,470 19.77
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 4,176 18.47
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 2,877 12.73
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 2,344 10.37
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,777 7.86
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,559 6.90
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,174 5.19
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 1,111 4.91
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 805 3.56
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 666 2.95
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 635 2.81
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 611 2.70
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 594 2.63
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 583 2.58
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 569 2.52
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 499 2.21
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 390 1.73
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 374 1.65
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 309 1.37
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 265 1.17
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 262 1.16
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 187 0.83
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 120 0.53
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 106 0.47
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 77 0.34
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 75 0.33
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 56 0.25
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 36 0.16
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 32 0.14
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 15 0.07
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 326 112,306  

The population of York County, South Carolina was 226,073 in 2010; in 2000 it was 164,614. The total population changed 37.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (112,306) included 49.7% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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