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Wilson 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 27,535 186.38
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 13,455 91.07
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 41 10,440 70.67
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 19 6,829 46.22
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 30 6,609 44.73
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 5 2,530 17.13
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 1,216 8.23
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 4 970 6.57
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 804 5.44
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 710 4.81
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 688 4.66
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 627 4.24
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 540 3.66
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 400 2.71
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 2 368 2.49
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 326 2.21
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 288 1.95
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 283 1.92
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 236 1.60
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 204 1.38
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 202 1.37
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 96 0.65
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 61 0.41
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1 60 0.41
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 35 0.24
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 30 0.20
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 147,737 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (75,542) included 51.1% 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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