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Religious Traditions, 2010

208,931 45,441 55,873 30,874 7,022 17,082 261,458
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 153 88,496 141.21
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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74 41,423 66.10
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 99 35,421 56.52
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 18 30,874 49.27
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 68 28,748 45.87
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 39 28,592 45.62
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 12,248 19.54
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 12,035 19.20
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 14 9,133 14.57
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 6,904 11.02
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 29 6,393 10.20
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 5,957 9.51
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 10 5,243 8.37
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 5,189 8.28
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 11 5,080 8.11
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 9 5,022 8.01
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 5,017 8.01
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 3,928 6.27
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 3,418 5.45
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 3,193 5.10
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,471 3.94
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 2 1,980 3.16
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 16 1,862 2.97
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 7 1,641 2.62
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,358 2.17
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 7 1,303 2.08
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 1,152 1.84
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 1,135 1.81
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 1,033 1.65
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 853 1.36
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 751 1.20
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 725 1.16
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 715 1.14
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 696 1.11
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 655 1.05
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 636 1.01
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 619 0.99
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 490 0.78
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 461 0.74
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 385 0.61
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 319 0.51
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 262 0.42
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 175 0.28
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 158 0.25
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 156 0.25
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 136 0.22
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 124 0.20
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.17
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.17
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.16
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 70 0.11
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 65 0.10
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 65 0.10
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 39 0.06
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 30 0.05
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 24 0.04
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 21 0.03
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 16 0.03
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 6 0.01
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 4 0.01
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 10 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 782 365,223  

The population of Davidson County, Tennessee was 626,681 in 2010; in 2000 it was 569,891. The total population changed 10.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (365,223) included 58.3% 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 www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

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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