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Religious Traditions, 2010

183,754 6,897 51,345 21,988 818 7,178 160,246
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 182 128,365 296.99
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 66 35,226 81.50
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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51 24,145 55.86
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 21,988 50.87
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 29 8,190 18.95
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 26 5,737 13.27
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 8 4,368 10.11
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 4,240 9.81
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 3,995 9.24
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 9 3,850 8.91
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 3,000 6.94
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,358 5.46
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 2,169 5.02
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 2,096 4.85
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 6 2,070 4.79
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,994 4.61
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,875 4.34
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,724 3.99
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,555 3.60
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 1,487 3.44
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 1,423 3.29
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 924 2.14
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 850 1.97
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 810 1.87
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 750 1.74
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 651 1.51
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 602 1.39
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 545 1.26
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 508 1.18
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 482 1.12
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 446 1.03
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 369 0.85
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 336 0.78
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 303 0.70
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 301 0.70
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 285 0.66
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 268 0.62
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 178 0.41
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 170 0.39
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 164 0.38
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 156 0.36
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 131 0.30
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 123 0.28
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 121 0.28
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 100 0.23
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 71 0.16
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 70 0.16
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 68 0.16
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 66 0.15
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 60 0.14
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 60 0.14
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 38 0.09
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 36 0.08
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 36 0.08
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 30 0.07
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 11 0.03
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 6 0.01
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 553 271,980  

The population of Knox County, Tennessee was 432,226 in 2010; in 2000 it was 382,032. The total population changed 13.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (271,980) included 62.9% 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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