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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
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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9 14,200 10.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 25 0.0
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 32 7,576 5.5
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 19 4,163 3.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 785 0.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 485 0.4
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Duck River and Kindred Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 877 0.6
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Free Will Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 72 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 891 0.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 52 6,286 4.6
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 60 6,090 4.4
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 30 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 394 243,696 176.4
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 34 64,502 46.7
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 540 0.4
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 28 11,056 8.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 18 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 10 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 78 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 45 0.0
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 68 0.0
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 70 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 668 0.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 60 12,479 9.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 396 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 604 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 172 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 4 6,000 4.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 16 6,467 4.7
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 282 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 574 0.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 13 4,902 3.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 13 3,179 2.3
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 568 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 273 85,748 62.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 630 0.5
Buddhists Other Other Groups 7 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 95 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 9,046 6.5
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 34 11,421 8.3
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 5,608 4.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 2,009 1.5
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,885 1.4
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 4,100 3.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 215 0.2
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 180 0.1
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 250 0.2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 92 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 176 0.1
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 57 8,705 6.3
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 91 0.1
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 56 17,746 12.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 9,254 6.7
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 79 0.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 387 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 11 3,742 2.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 10 2,721 2.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 462 91,750 66.4
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.

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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