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