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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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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents % Change
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 0 -82 -31.5%
Catholic Church Catholic 0 +1,477 64.0%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +18 16.7%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 0 -92 -65.7%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 0 +580 113.3%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant -1 -57 -30.8%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +1 +41 10.3%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 +396 146.1%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant +2 +194 3.7%
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 0 +58 7.6%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 -15 -8.9%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +278 78.1%
Old Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 0 +172 209.8%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -152 -29.5%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +6 +2,383 11.5%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -5 +430 9.4%
  Totals: +3 +5,629 +15.4%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 67,675; in 2000 it was 88,809. The total population changed 31.2%. The adherent totals for 1990 (38,231) represent 56.5% of the 1990 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (42,511) include 47.9% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1990 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 16 groups to calculate 1990-2000 change. These 16 groups had 36,612 adherents in 1990 and 42,241 adherents in 2000, for a change of 15.4%

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 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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