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Hamilton County, Tennessee

Denominational Groups, 2000

127,849 36,760 309 9,911 4,437 128,630
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 Adherence Rate
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 7 987 3.2
Bahá'í Other Theology 2 106 0.3
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 6 9,911 32.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 2 184 0.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 3 950 3.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 4 866 2.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 4 262 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 43 9,979 32.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 8 474 1.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 4 736 2.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 9 1,891 6.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 35 6,340 20.6
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 59 0.2
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 5 1,743 5.7
Duck River and Kindred Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 11 5,756 18.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 125 0.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 3 929 3.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 3 969 3.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 78 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 309 1.0
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 19,750 64.2
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 42 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 61 0.2
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 231 0.8
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 1 43 0.1
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 2 1,450 4.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 4 1,933 6.3
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 2 2,000 6.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 3 356 1.2
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant 5 643 2.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 68 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 11 3,999 13.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 11 6,877 22.3
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 54 0.2
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 2 639 2.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 13 7,011 22.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 97 66,439 215.8
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 9 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 145 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 2 292 1.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 42 24,478 79.5
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 47 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 54 0.2
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 372 179,266  
Total (Adjusted)**:   231,285  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 285,536; in 2000 it was 307,896. The total population changed 7.8%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (179,266) include 58.2% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (231,285) include 75.1% of the population.

Source

*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. www.glenmary.org [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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