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Chattanooga, TN-GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

204,598 15,214 41,627 14,292 388 6,846 245,178
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 225 122,300 231.57
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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85 20,750 39.29
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 83 31,485 59.61
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 82 17,912 33.92
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 66 9,912 18.77
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 29 11,612 21.99
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 19 8,112 15.36
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 8,115 15.37
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 2,589 4.90
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 1,552 2.94
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 14 6,442 12.20
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 2,036 3.86
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 1,827 3.46
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,278 2.42
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 14,292 27.06
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 677 1.28
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 11 2,096 3.97
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 9 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 2,588 4.90
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,440 2.73
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 2,156 4.08
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 7 990 1.87
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 358 0.68
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 3,085 5.84
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,208 2.29
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 420 0.80
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 720 1.36
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 953 1.80
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 670 1.27
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 396 0.75
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 468 0.89
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 727 1.38
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 345 0.65
(Original) Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 154 0.29
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 41 0.08
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 173 0.33
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 456 0.86
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 138 0.26
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 28 0.05
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 28 0.05
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 540 1.02
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 70 0.13
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 37 0.07
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 225 0.43
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 55 0.10
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 47 0.09
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 21 0.04
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 26 0.05
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 72 0.14
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 110 0.21
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 72 0.14
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 180 0.34
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 580 1.10
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 197 0.37
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 204 0.39
Totals: 862 282,965  

The population of the Chattanooga, TN-GA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 528,143 in 2010; in 2000 it was 476,531. The total population changed 10.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (282,965) included 53.6% 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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