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Rhea 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 22 7,049 214.45
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 11 1,975 60.09
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 1,483 45.12
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 20 1,050 31.94
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 5 532 16.18
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 400 12.17
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 400 12.17
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 337 10.25
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 265 8.06
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 260 7.91
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 228 6.94
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 1 48 1.46
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 41 1.25
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 27 0.82
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 15 0.46
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 5 0.15
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 2 0.06
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 32,870 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (14,117) included 42.9% 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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