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Religious Traditions, 2010

548,653 55,805 133,396 7,586 69,330 29,587 826,533
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 499 273,261 163.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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220 96,026 57.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 272 92,320 55.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 454 92,090 55.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 33 69,330 41.5
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 48 31,461 18.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 53 19,058 11.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 56 18,903 11.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 28 13,904 8.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 29 13,763 8.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 63 12,633 7.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 41 10,807 6.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 9,306 5.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 42 8,222 4.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 31 7,697 4.6
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 54 7,476 4.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 15 6,296 3.8
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 5,957 3.6
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 12 5,619 3.4
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 7 5,580 3.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 46 5,445 3.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 9 3,960 2.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 13 3,528 2.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 3,170 1.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 13 3,018 1.8
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 17 2,983 1.8
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 3 2,230 1.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 30 2,088 1.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,940 1.2
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 4 1,371 0.8
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,342 0.8
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,226 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 1,076 0.6
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 1,033 0.6
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 853 0.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 779 0.5
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 725 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 715 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 691 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 655 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 636 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 592 0.4
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 564 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 535 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 499 0.3
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 490 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 352 0.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 256 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 218 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 213 0.1
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 175 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 158 0.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 156 0.1
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 124 0.1
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 102 0.1
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 88 0.1
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 75 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 74 0.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 73 0.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 70 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 65 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 65 0.0
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 39 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 30 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 24 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 21 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 16 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 6 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 4 0.0
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 --- ---
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 26 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Totals: 2,323 844,357  

The population of the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,670,890 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,381,287. The total population changed 21.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (844,357) included 50.5% of the total population in 2010.

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 14 counties: Cannon County, Tennessee, Cheatham County, Tennessee, Davidson County, Tennessee, Dickson County, Tennessee, Hickman County, Tennessee, Macon County, Tennessee, Maury County, Tennessee, Robertson County, Tennessee, Rutherford County, Tennessee, Smith County, Tennessee, Sumner County, Tennessee, Trousdale County, Tennessee, Williamson County, Tennessee, Wilson 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.


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