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Knox County, Tennessee - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 187 102,892 214.82
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 142 51,980 108.52
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 56 34,279 71.57
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 9 20,061 41.88
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 22 5,624 11.74
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 24 5,458 11.40
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 25 5,113 10.67
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 8 4,153 8.67
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 8 4,048 8.45
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 19 3,792 7.92
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 12 3,342 6.98
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 3 2,779 5.80
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 10 2,628 5.49
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 13 2,443 5.10
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 6 2,240 4.68
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 1,956 4.08
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 1,929 4.03
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 1,752 3.66
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 1 1,731 3.61
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 5 1,536 3.21
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 6 1,434 2.99
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 6 1,428 2.98
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 1,183 2.47
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 960 2.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 800 1.67
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 2 729 1.52
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 698 1.46
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 508 1.06
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 489 1.02
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 370 0.77
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 360 0.75
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 340 0.71
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 283 0.59
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 225 0.47
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 200 0.42
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 200 0.42
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 3 195 0.41
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 2 177 0.37
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 3 157 0.33
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 131 0.27
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 106 0.22
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 0.21
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 77 0.16
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 72 0.15
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 70 0.15
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 70 0.15
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 62 0.13
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 55 0.11
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 42 0.09
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 40 0.08
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 23 0.05
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 17 0.04
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 16 0.03
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 1
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America Evangelical Protestant 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 9
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 478,971 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (271,353) included 56.7% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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