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Putnam 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 42 13,087 163.89
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 30 5,077 63.58
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 13 3,540 44.33
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 3,144 39.37
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 23 2,500 31.31
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2 1,096 13.73
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 4 902 11.30
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 9 849 10.63
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 816 10.22
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 797 9.98
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 614 7.69
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 484 6.06
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 470 5.89
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 450 5.64
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 374 4.68
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 310 3.88
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 308 3.86
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 259 3.24
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 246 3.08
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 239 2.99
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 199 2.49
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 162 2.03
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 135 1.69
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 116 1.45
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 78 0.98
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 56 0.70
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 55 0.69
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 5 0.06
Hoover Old Order Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 0 1 0.01
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 79,854 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (36,369) included 45.5% 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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