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Cleveland, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

61,658 425 6,644   2,053 510 44,498
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
(Original) Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 103 1.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 110 1.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 6 0.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 146 1.4
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 1,788 17.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 1 172 1.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 260 2.5
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 34 10,006 96.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 558 5.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 435 4.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 234 2.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 7 1,375 13.2
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 455 4.4
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 365 3.5
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 550 5.3
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 315 3.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 125 1.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 517 5.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 1,813 17.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 99 37,236 358.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 25 6,201 59.6
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Totals: 207 62,770  

The population of the Cleveland, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 104,015 in 2000; in 1990 it was 87,355. The total population changed 19.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (62,770) included 60.3% of the total population in 2000.

Cleveland, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Bradley County, Tennessee, Polk County, Tennessee.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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