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Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area - Metro Area 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 455 241,757 121.52
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 554 193,176 97.10
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 35 122,614 61.63
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 410 83,028 41.73
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 237 80,731 40.58
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 94 39,906 20.06
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 27 18,466 9.28
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 35 17,455 8.77
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 13 17,361 8.73
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 64 16,208 8.15
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 49 15,806 7.94
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 19 15,239 7.66
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 58 14,660 7.37
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 27 14,399 7.24
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 41 13,247 6.66
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 56 12,920 6.49
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 44 11,649 5.86
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 22 10,278 5.17
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 11 9,390 4.72
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 8,076 4.06
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 4 6,961 3.50
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 25 6,602 3.32
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 52 5,913 2.97
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 27 5,514 2.77
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 8 4,844 2.43
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 4,500 2.26
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 16 4,213 2.12
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 43 4,115 2.07
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 12 3,025 1.52
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 12 2,996 1.51
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 2,924 1.47
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 5 2,755 1.38
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 11 1,688 0.85
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 15 1,622 0.82
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 8 1,246 0.63
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 1,060 0.53
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9 1,040 0.52
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6 1,004 0.50
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 990 0.50
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 960 0.48
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 908 0.46
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 903 0.45
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 900 0.45
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 802 0.40
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 725 0.36
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 650 0.33
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 550 0.28
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 550 0.28
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 6 498 0.25
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 3 476 0.24
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 467 0.23
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 3 465 0.23
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 2 419 0.21
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 408 0.21
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 382 0.19
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 370 0.19
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 270 0.14
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 244 0.12
Maranatha Amish Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 144 0.07
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 120 0.06
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 110 0.06
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.05
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.05
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 90 0.05
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 76 0.04
Agape Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 75 0.04
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 72 0.04
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 68 0.03
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 64 0.03
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 62 0.03
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 62 0.03
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 45 0.02
Unaffiliated Amish-Mennonite (Conservative) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 43 0.02
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 41 0.02
Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 30 0.02
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 27 0.01
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 0 0.00
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1 0 0.00
Berean Fellowship of Churches Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 4
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 2
Episcopal Missionary Church Mainline Protestant 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 2
Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 2
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 3
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 12
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 31
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 3
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 5
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 37
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 1,989,519 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,031,654) included 51.9% 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 https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

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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