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Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

548,653 55,805 133,396 69,330 7,586 29,587 826,533
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 19 4,163 3.01
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 785 0.57
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 485 0.35
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 540 0.39
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 18 0.01
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.11
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 34 11,421 8.27
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 92 0.07
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 630 0.46
Buddhists Other Other Groups 7 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 34 64,502 46.70
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 70 0.05
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 11 3,742 2.71
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 2,721 1.97
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 176 0.13
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 668 0.48
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 5,608 4.06
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 25 0.02
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 2,009 1.45
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 16 6,467 4.68
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 10 0.01
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 60 12,479 9.03
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 462 91,750 66.42
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 282 0.20
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 57 8,705 6.30
Duck River and Kindred Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 877 0.63
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 28 11,056 8.00
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 13 4,902 3.55
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,885 1.36
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 396 0.29
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 78 0.06
Hindus Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Independent Free Will Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 72 0.05
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 4,100 2.97
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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9 14,200 10.28
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 891 0.65
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 91 0.07
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 215 0.16
Jewish Other Judaism 4 6,000 4.34
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 13 3,179 2.30
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 45 0.03
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 95 0.07
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 9,046 6.55
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 52 6,286 4.55
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 60 6,090 4.41
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 68 0.05
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.04
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 180 0.13
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 56 17,746 12.85
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 9,254 6.70
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 79 0.06
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 604 0.44
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 32 7,576 5.48
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 394 243,696 176.43
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 574 0.42
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 387 0.28
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 273 85,748 62.08
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 250 0.18
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 172 0.12
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 568 0.41
Totals: 1,856 653,956  

The population of the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,381,287 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,103,028. The total population changed 25.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (653,956) included 47.3% 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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