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Wilson County, Tennessee

Denominational Groups, 2000

32,091 6,157   3,785 478 46,298
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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Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 2 260 3.8
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant n.a. 1,203 17.8
Catholic Church Catholic 2 2,308 34.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 108 1.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 140 2.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 2 512 7.6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 3 185 2.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 400 5.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 3 271 4.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 33 5,235 77.4
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 7 761 11.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 2 169 2.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 2 356 5.3
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 0 379 5.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 2 37 0.6
Old Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 2 82 1.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 3 516 7.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 34 20,734 306.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 25 4,575 67.6
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 125 38,231  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 67,675. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (38,231) include 56.5% of the total population in 1990.


The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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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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