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Anderson County, Tennessee

Denominational Groups, 2000

39,756 8,233   3,452 1,123 18,766
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents % Change
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 0 +507 347.0%
Catholic Church Catholic 0 +246 8.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 0 -72 -43.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 +124 50.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +216 80.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +2 +1,444 1054.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +1 +62 n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +1 +329 104.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 +178 137.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant -1 +82 7.0%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +157 92.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 +32 3.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +9 2.0%
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 0 +156 166.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 +38 9.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +1 +118 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -1 -424 -56.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +1 +312 n.a.
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +55 n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant -7 +2,674 9.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 -48 -18.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -2 -1,374 -20.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +2 +146 n.a.
  Totals: -2 +4,967 +10.5%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 67,346; in 2000 it was 71,330. The total population changed 4.5%. The adherent totals for 1980 (47,556) represent 70.6% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (52,564) include 73.7% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 23 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 23 groups had 47,172 adherents in 1980 and 52,139 adherents in 2000, for a change of 10.5%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and include statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. Bernard Quinn, Herman Anderson, Martin Bradley, Paul Goetting and Peggy Shriver supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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