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Giles County, Tennessee - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 27 8,182 269.62
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 22 2,631 86.70
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 26 2,622 86.40
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 8 860 28.34
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 6 838 27.61
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 482 15.88
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 332 10.94
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 7 300 9.89
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 219 7.22
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 190 6.26
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 185 6.10
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 174 5.73
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 162 5.34
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 154 5.07
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 4.94
Maranatha Amish Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 122 4.02
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 117 3.86
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 76 2.50
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 65 2.14
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 30 0.99
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 1 0.03
Twelve Tribes Evangelical Protestant 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
(Original) Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 30,346 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (17,892) included 59.0% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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