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Johnson City, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

83,311 854 15,899 3,210 45 1,927 93,470
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 108 47,144 237.24
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 43 11,875 59.76
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
36 11,489 57.82
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 50 11,144 56.08
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 39 4,433 22.31
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 3,210 16.15
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 2,493 12.55
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 1,929 9.71
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 1,696 8.53
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,397 7.03
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,190 5.99
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 8 748 3.76
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 694 3.49
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 636 3.20
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 594 2.99
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 566 2.85
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 415 2.09
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 400 2.01
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 356 1.79
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 355 1.79
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 347 1.75
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 1.55
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 278 1.40
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 274 1.38
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 235 1.18
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 211 1.06
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 207 1.04
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 193 0.97
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 187 0.94
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 84 0.42
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 78 0.39
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.23
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 15 0.08
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 12 0.06
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 8 0.04
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 0.00
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 407 105,246  

The population of the Johnson City, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 198,716 in 2010; in 2000 it was 181,607. The total population changed 9.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (105,246) included 53.0% of the total population in 2010.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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