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DeKalb 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 23 4,728 235.46
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 18 1,048 52.19
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 7 693 34.51
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 365 18.18
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 335 16.68
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 298 14.84
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 292 14.54
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 278 13.84
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 168 8.37
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 115 5.73
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 95 4.73
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 1 70 3.49
Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 60 2.99
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 42 2.09
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 1 0.05
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
Congregational Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 20,080 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (8,588) included 42.8% 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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