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

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 323 215,605 195.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 460 91,428 82.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 288 84,723 76.8
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 65,301 59.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 32 38,950 35.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 56 17,251 15.6
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 49 12,072 10.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 58 10,469 9.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 24 9,828 8.9
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 58 9,519 8.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 27 7,747 7.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 48 7,153 6.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 6,421 5.8
Jewish Other Judaism 5 5,560 5.0
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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7 4,900 4.4
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 4,325 3.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 12 4,091 3.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 14 3,840 3.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 13 3,676 3.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 3,109 2.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 2,893 2.6
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 34 2,064 1.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 2,026 1.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 11 1,998 1.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 1,855 1.7
Duck River and Kindred Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,243 1.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 701 0.6
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 519 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 505 0.5
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 482 0.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 390 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 362 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 358 0.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 242 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 236 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 210 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 208 0.2
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 150 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 138 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 123 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 81 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 76 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 60 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 57 0.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 45 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 45 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 23 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 18 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 16 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 12 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Totals: 1,655 623,104  

The population of the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,103,028 in 1990; in 1980 it was 963,757. The total population changed 14.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (623,104) included 56.5% of the total population in 1990.

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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