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Hamilton County, Tennessee

Religious Traditions, 2010

137,194 14,525 31,981 388 12,685 6,187 133,503
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 108 73,598 218.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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62 16,086 47.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 43 11,865 35.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 39 22,312 66.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 34 6,763 20.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 20 10,510 31.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 19 8,112 24.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 7,130 21.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 11 6,139 18.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,949 5.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,399 4.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 1,866 5.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,368 4.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 873 2.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,440 4.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 486 1.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 2,156 6.4
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 7 990 2.9
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 6 12,685 37.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 1,947 5.8
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,209 3.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,208 3.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 720 2.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 2,996 8.9
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 953 2.8
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 670 2.0
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 396 1.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 250 0.7
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 468 1.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 727 2.2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
(Original) Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 154 0.5
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 41 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 230 0.7
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 456 1.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 134 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 120 0.4
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 28 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 540 1.6
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 70 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 37 0.1
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 225 0.7
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 55 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 47 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 21 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 26 0.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.3
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 72 0.2
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 110 0.3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 72 0.2
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 180 0.5
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 580 1.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 197 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 204 0.6
Totals: 527 202,960  

The population of Hamilton County, Tennessee was 336,463 in 2010; in 2000 it was 307,896. The total population changed 9.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (202,960) included 60.3% of the total population in 2010.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.