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Marion 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 19 4,816 165.03
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 14 2,890 99.03
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 11 2,270 77.79
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 2,200 75.39
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 1,773 60.75
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 13 1,635 56.03
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 550 18.85
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 474 16.24
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 400 13.71
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 392 13.43
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 328 11.24
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 311 10.66
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 264 9.05
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 257 8.81
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 173 5.93
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 113 3.87
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 10 0.34
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 29,183 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (18,856) included 64.6% 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

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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