Over at his blog Kendall Harmon had interesting stats for the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia. Being a slow Saturday, I was curious to see the same stats for the Diocese of South Carolina.
According to the U.S.Census Bureau’s figures, Charleston, the see city of the diocese, has grown in population from 96,650 in 2000 to 120,083 in 2010. This represents a population growth of approximately 24.2% in this time frame.
According to Episcopal Church statistics, the Diocese of South Carolina went from Average Sunday Attendance (or ASA) of 12,623 in 2000 to 11,994 in 2010. This represents a decline of 5% during this decade. The ASA for the Diocese of South Carolina peaked in 2004 at 14,143 (a 15.2% decline over these past 6 years).