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Orangeburg 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 50 15,463 183.60
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 37 11,230 133.34
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 48 9,324 110.71
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 23 5,462 64.85
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 2,231 26.49
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 3 1,739 20.65
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 6 1,360 16.15
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 870 10.33
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 804 9.55
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 7 700 8.31
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 678 8.05
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 617 7.33
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 564 6.70
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 528 6.27
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 521 6.19
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 3 365 4.33
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 336 3.99
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 301 3.57
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 236 2.80
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 220 2.61
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 204 2.42
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 200 2.37
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 177 2.10
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 100 1.19
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 100 1.19
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 80 0.95
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 64 0.76
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 55 0.65
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 2 10 0.12
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 84,223 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (54,539) included 64.8% 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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