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Benton 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 17 4,673 294.57
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 14 1,447 91.21
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 7 715 45.07
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 230 14.50
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 152 9.58
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 138 8.70
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 138 8.70
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 120 7.56
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 77 4.85
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 76 4.79
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 51 3.21
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 7 0.44
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 1 0.06
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 5

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 15,864 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (7,825) included 49.3% 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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