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Jefferson 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 46 19,027 347.95
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 15 4,580 83.76
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 24 3,753 68.63
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 805 14.72
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 693 12.67
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 432 7.90
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 380 6.95
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 370 6.77
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 298 5.45
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 272 4.97
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 120 2.19
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 113 2.07
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 50 0.91
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 27 0.49
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 23 0.42
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 21 0.38
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 4 0.07
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 54,683 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (30,968) included 56.6% 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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