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Knoxville, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

366,830 10,207 80,768 30,928 1,098 10,767 336,973
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 140 0.19
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 0 0.00
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 61 0.08
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 434 0.58
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 3,490 4.66
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 122 0.16
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 664 0.89
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 75 0.10
Buddhists Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 16 21,606 28.88
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 94 0.13
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,801 2.41
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 5,325 7.12
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 304 0.41
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 52 13,040 17.43
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 555 0.74
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 12 3,420 4.57
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 33 0.04
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,496 2.00
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 43 6,980 9.33
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 1 0.00
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 3,256 4.35
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 6,886 9.20
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 2,285 3.05
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 7 3,865 5.17
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 4,281 5.72
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 239 0.32
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 32 0.04
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 4 307 0.41
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 792 1.06
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 2,350 3.14
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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5 6,295 8.41
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 149 0.20
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,648 2.20
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 168 0.22
Jewish Other Judaism 3 2,050 2.74
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 2,971 3.97
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 75 0.10
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 85 0.11
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 3,609 4.82
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,296 1.73
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 71 0.09
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 106 0.14
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 96 0.13
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 49 13,091 17.50
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 6,563 8.77
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 --- ---
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 41 0.05
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 439 0.59
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 28 0.04
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 1,372 1.83
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 531 271,713 363.13
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 834 1.11
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 200 0.27
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 155 53,959 72.11
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 157 0.21
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 334 0.45
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 131 0.18
Totals: 1,106 451,415  

The population of the Knoxville, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 748,259 in 2000; in 1990 it was 651,618. The total population changed 14.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (451,415) included 60.3% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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