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Davidson County (Tennessee)

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 114 96,596 169.50
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 110 39,145 68.69
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 67 32,509 57.04
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 16 28,091 49.29
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 10,929 19.18
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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6 10,000 17.55
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 9,046 15.87
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 14 7,679 13.47
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 30 7,603 13.34
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 6,661 11.69
Jewish Other Judaism 4 6,000 10.53
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 5,157 9.05
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 4,853 8.52
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 3,642 6.39
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 3,391 5.95
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 3,319 5.82
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 3,300 5.79
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 2,598 4.56
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 6 2,430 4.26
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 2,117 3.71
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,457 2.56
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,456 2.55
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,378 2.42
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,177 2.07
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 891 1.56
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 668 1.17
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 553 0.97
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 519 0.91
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 485 0.85
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 412 0.72
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 387 0.68
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 357 0.63
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 335 0.59
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 282 0.49
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 272 0.48
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 250 0.44
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 180 0.32
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 176 0.31
Duck River and Kindred Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 164 0.29
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 162 0.28
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.26
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 122 0.21
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 95 0.17
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 91 0.16
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 78 0.14
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 61 0.11
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 45 0.08
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 25 0.04
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 18 0.03
Buddhists Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Totals: 591 297,312  

The population of Davidson County, Tennessee was 569,891 in 2000; in 1990 it was 510,784. The total population changed 11.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (297,312) included 52.2% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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