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Knoxville, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

366,830 10,207 80,768 1,098 30,928 10,767 336,973
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 512 272,561 325.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 154 58,635 70.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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107 37,132 44.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 57 15,296 18.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 48 7,315 8.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 47 11,327 13.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 3,979 4.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 3,498 4.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 3,182 3.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 18 30,928 36.9
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 16 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 16 2,457 2.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 15 6,627 7.9
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 3,247 3.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 5,796 6.9
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,499 1.8
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 13 2,890 3.5
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,435 1.7
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 628 0.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 3,166 3.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 8 2,490 3.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,987 2.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 3,077 3.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 5,175 6.2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 587 0.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 959 1.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 285 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,256 1.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 767 0.9
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 220 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 198 0.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 336 0.4
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 4,240 5.1
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 96 0.1
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 924 1.1
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 720 0.9
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 38 0.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 70 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 121 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 71 0.1
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 333 0.4
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 30 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 301 0.4
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 11 0.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 131 0.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 60 0.1
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 36 0.0
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 156 0.2
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 95 0.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 545 0.7
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 68 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 247 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 55 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 66 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 750 0.9
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 350 0.4
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 123 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 178 0.2
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 280 0.3
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 61 0.1
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 482 0.6
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 602 0.7
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 170 0.2
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonite Church* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 116 0.1
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 131 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 6 0.0
Totals: 1,295 500,598  

The population of the Knoxville, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 837,571 in 2010; in 2000 it was 748,259. The total population changed 11.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (500,598) included 59.8% of the total population in 2010.

Knoxville, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 9 counties: Anderson County, Tennessee, Blount County, Tennessee, Campbell County, Tennessee, Grainger County, Tennessee, Knox County, Tennessee, Loudon County, Tennessee, Morgan County, Tennessee, Roane County, Tennessee, Union 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 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.