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Colleton County, South Carolina - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 30 6,921 179.28
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 16 3,586 92.89
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 35 3,205 83.02
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 9 1,764 45.69
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 880 22.80
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 462 11.97
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 4 438 11.35
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 438 11.35
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 340 8.81
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 326 8.44
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 304 7.87
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 257 6.66
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 196 5.08
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 187 4.84
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 3 185 4.79
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 167 4.33
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 2.59
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 76 1.97
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 76 1.97
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 58 1.50
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 43 1.11
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 25 0.65
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 3 4 0.10
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 38,604 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (20,038) included 51.9% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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