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Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregation: 52.66%
Here52.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents in this county: 459,923, state total: 2,291,896
Total congregations in this county: 546, state total: 3,855
County population: 873,341

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregation - Main religions


NameMainline Protestant DenominationsEvangelical DenominationsCatholic ChurchOrthodox DenominationsOther Denominations
Congregations180 (32.97%)195 (35.71%)37 (6.78%)10 (1.83%)124 (22.71%)
Adherents88,049 (19.1%)
County19.1%
State26.4%
68,832 (15.0%)
County15.0%
State17.9%
185,136 (40.3%)
County40.3%
State41.6%
5,342 (1.2%)
County1.2%
State0.9%
112,564 (24.5%)
County24.5%
State13.2%


Religion details

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionMuslim Estimate
Congregations37 (6.8%)36 (6.6%)61 (11.2%)64 (11.7%)8 (1.5%)
Adherents185,136 (40.3%)
County40.3%
State41.6%
83,800 (18.2%)
County18.2%
State9.4%
33,129 (7.2%)
County7.2%
State13.0%
29,328 (6.4%)
County6.4%
State6.2%
18,426 (4.0%)
County4.0%
State2.3%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Congregations30 (5.5%)25 (4.6%)30 (5.5%)27 (4.9%)15 (2.7%)
Adherents14,919 (3.2%)
County3.2%
State2.0%
14,714 (3.2%)
County3.2%
State3.5%
12,210 (2.7%)
County2.7%
State1.3%
9,815 (2.1%)
County2.1%
State1.9%
9,232 (2.0%)
County2.0%
State4.5%
NameLDS (Mormon) Church Charismatic Churches Independent Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLutheran ChurchEvangelical Presbyterian Church
Congregations22 (4.0%)3 (0.5%)6 (1.1%)7 (1.3%)1 (0.2%)
Adherents6,744 (1.5%)
County1.5%
State1.1%
6,287 (1.4%)
County1.4%
State0.7%
3,525 (0.8%)
County0.8%
State1.1%
3,347 (0.7%)
County0.7%
State1.2%
3,223 (0.7%)
County0.7%
State0.2%
NameUnitarian Universalist AssociationUnited Church of ChristGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaAssemblies of GodChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Congregations5 (0.9%)6 (1.1%)1 (0.2%)10 (1.8%)8 (1.5%)
Adherents2,838 (0.6%)
County0.6%
State0.3%
2,694 (0.6%)
County0.6%
State0.8%
2,160 (0.5%)
County0.5%
State0.6%
1,615 (0.4%)
County0.4%
State1.1%
1,563 (0.3%)
County0.3%
State0.3%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North AmericaArmenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate of CiliciaInternational Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Congregations7 (1.3%)12 (2.2%)1 (0.2%)1 (0.2%)4 (0.7%)
Adherents1,486 (0.3%)
County0.3%
State0.1%
1,199 (0.3%)
County0.3%
State1.4%
1,174 (0.3%)
County0.3%
State0.1%
924 (0.2%)
County0.2%
State0.0%
844 (0.2%)
County0.2%
State0.1%
NameChurches of ChristEvangelical Free Church of AmericaBaha'iChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church in America
Congregations5 (0.9%)3 (0.5%)11 (2.0%)4 (0.7%)6 (1.1%)
Adherents766 (0.2%)
County0.2%
State0.4%
760 (0.2%)
County0.2%
State0.1%
756 (0.2%)
County0.2%
State0.1%
612 (0.1%)
County0.1%
State0.4%
572 (0.1%)
County0.1%
State0.6%
NameAssociation Reformed Presbyterian ChurchInternational Council of Community ChurchesOrthodox Presbyterian ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristFriends (Quakers)
Congregations3 (0.5%)3 (0.5%)4 (0.7%)1 (0.2%)3 (0.5%)
Adherents566 (0.1%)
County0.1%
State0.0%
505 (0.1%)
County0.1%
State0.1%
487 (0.1%)
County0.1%
State0.1%
425 (0.1%)
County0.1%
State0.3%
394 (0.1%)
County0.1%
State0.1%
Name American Diocese Malankara Orthodox Syrian ChurchFree Methodist Church of North AmericaUkranian Orthodox Church of the USAOrthodox Church in America: Bulgarian DioceseOrthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses
Congregations2 (0.4%)5 (0.9%)1 (0.2%)1 (0.2%)1 (0.2%)
Adherents375 (0.1%)
County0.1%
State0.0%
371 (0.1%)
County0.1%
State0.0%
369 (0.1%)
County0.1%
State0.0%
354 (0.1%)
County0.1%
State0.0%
342 (0.1%)
County0.1%
State0.0%
NameSyrian Orthodox Church of AntiochAmerican Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church The Wesleyan ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North America
Congregations1 (0.2%)1 (0.2%)5 (0.9%)3 (0.5%)1 (0.2%)
Adherents280 (0.1%)
County0.1%
State0.0%
207 (0.0%)
County0.0%
State0.0%
205 (0.0%)
County0.0%
State0.7%
202 (0.0%)
County0.0%
State0.1%
190 (0.0%)
County0.0%
State0.0%
NameUniversal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community ChurchesSalvation ArmyChurch of the BrethrenAmerican Baptist AssociationChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)
Congregations1 (0.2%)1 (0.2%)2 (0.4%)2 (0.4%)1 (0.2%)
Adherents160 (0.0%)
County0.0%
State0.0%
156 (0.0%)
County0.0%
State0.2%
110 (0.0%)
County0.0%
State0.5%
99 (0.0%)
County0.0%
State0.1%
85 (0.0%)
County0.0%
State0.1%
Name Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Malankara ArchdioceseChurch of God of ProphecyPentecostal Church of GodMennonite Church USA
Congregations1 (0.2%)1 (0.2%)1 (0.2%)1 (0.2%)
Adherents81 (0.0%)
County0.0%
State0.0%
57 (0.0%)
County0.0%
State0.1%
54 (0.0%)
County0.0%
State0.0%
51 (0.0%)
County0.0%
State0.1%

Catholic Church
37 congregations: 11.97% of state's Catholic Church's 309 congregations.
185,136 adherents: 19.44% of state's Catholic Church's 952,389 adherents.

Jewish
36 congregations: 33.64% of state's Jewish's 107 congregations.
83,800 adherents: 38.80% of state's Jewish's 216,000 adherents.

United Methodist Church
61 congregations: 6.58% of state's United Methodist Church's 927 congregations.
33,129 adherents: 11.13% of state's United Methodist Church's 297,729 adherents.

Southern Baptist Convention
64 congregations: 15.80% of state's Southern Baptist Convention's 405 congregations.
29,328 adherents: 20.60% of state's Southern Baptist Convention's 142,401 adherents.

Muslim Estimate
8 congregations: 25.81% of state's Muslim Estimate's 31 congregations.
18,426 adherents: 34.85% of state's Muslim Estimate's 52,867 adherents.

American Baptist Churches in the USA
30 congregations: 35.29% of state's American Baptist Churches in the USA's 85 congregations.
14,919 adherents: 33.18% of state's American Baptist Churches in the USA's 44,959 adherents.

Episcopal Church
25 congregations: 11.52% of state's Episcopal Church's 217 congregations.
14,714 adherents: 18.15% of state's Episcopal Church's 81,061 adherents.

Seventh-Day Adventist Church
30 congregations: 29.41% of state's Seventh-Day Adventist Church's 102 congregations.
12,210 adherents: 40.15% of state's Seventh-Day Adventist Church's 30,411 adherents.

Presbyterian Church (USA)
27 congregations: 18.75% of state's Presbyterian Church (USA)'s 144 congregations.
9,815 adherents: 22.18% of state's Presbyterian Church (USA)'s 44,243 adherents.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
15 congregations: 7.14% of state's Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's 210 congregations.
9,232 adherents: 8.91% of state's Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's 103,644 adherents.

LDS (Mormon) Church
22 congregations: 27.16% of state's LDS (Mormon) Church's 81 congregations.
6,744 adherents: 26.06% of state's LDS (Mormon) Church's 25,882 adherents.

Charismatic Churches Independent
3 congregations: 21.43% of state's Charismatic Churches Independent's 14 congregations.
6,287 adherents: 40.43% of state's Charismatic Churches Independent's 15,552 adherents.

Non-Charismatic Churches Independent
6 congregations: 23.08% of state's Non-Charismatic Churches Independent's 26 congregations.
3,525 adherents: 13.51% of state's Non-Charismatic Churches Independent's 26,095 adherents.

Lutheran Church
7 congregations: 10.00% of state's Lutheran Church's 70 congregations.
3,347 adherents: 12.15% of state's Lutheran Church's 27,544 adherents.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church
1 congregations: 50.00% of state's Evangelical Presbyterian Church's 2 congregations.
3,223 adherents: 91.74% of state's Evangelical Presbyterian Church's 3,513 adherents.

Unitarian Universalist Association
5 congregations: 22.73% of state's Unitarian Universalist Association's 22 congregations.
2,838 adherents: 46.77% of state's Unitarian Universalist Association's 6,068 adherents.

United Church of Christ
6 congregations: 8.00% of state's United Church of Christ's 75 congregations.
2,694 adherents: 14.02% of state's United Church of Christ's 19,210 adherents.

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
1 congregations: 12.50% of state's Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America's 8 congregations.
2,160 adherents: 15.31% of state's Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America's 14,112 adherents.

Assemblies of God
10 congregations: 8.62% of state's Assemblies of God's 116 congregations.
1,615 adherents: 6.41% of state's Assemblies of God's 25,214 adherents.

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
8 congregations: 22.86% of state's Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)'s 35 congregations.
1,563 adherents: 19.53% of state's Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)'s 8,002 adherents.

Christian and Missionary Alliance
7 congregations: 36.84% of state's Christian and Missionary Alliance's 19 congregations.
1,486 adherents: 47.22% of state's Christian and Missionary Alliance's 3,147 adherents.

Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
12 congregations: 11.11% of state's Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)'s 108 congregations.
1,199 adherents: 3.78% of state's Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)'s 31,715 adherents.

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
1 congregations: 33.33% of state's Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America's 3 congregations.
1,174 adherents: 71.50% of state's Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America's 1,642 adherents.

Armenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate of Cilicia
1 congregations: 100.00% of state's Armenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate of Cilicia's 1 congregations.
924 adherents: 100.00% of state's Armenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate of Cilicia's 924 adherents.

International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
4 congregations: 30.77% of state's International Church of the Foursquare Gospel's 13 congregations.
844 adherents: 41.33% of state's International Church of the Foursquare Gospel's 2,042 adherents.

Churches of Christ
5 congregations: 9.80% of state's Churches of Christ's 51 congregations.
766 adherents: 9.05% of state's Churches of Christ's 8,466 adherents.

Evangelical Free Church of America
3 congregations: 37.50% of state's Evangelical Free Church of America's 8 congregations.
760 adherents: 43.30% of state's Evangelical Free Church of America's 1,755 adherents.

Baha'i
11 congregations: 36.67% of state's Baha'i's 30 congregations.
756 adherents: 32.23% of state's Baha'i's 2,346 adherents.

Church of the Nazarene
4 congregations: 8.16% of state's Church of the Nazarene's 49 congregations.
612 adherents: 7.14% of state's Church of the Nazarene's 8,576 adherents.

Presbyterian Church in America
6 congregations: 11.54% of state's Presbyterian Church in America's 52 congregations.
572 adherents: 4.22% of state's Presbyterian Church in America's 13,539 adherents.

Association Reformed Presbyterian Church
3 congregations: 42.86% of state's Association Reformed Presbyterian Church's 7 congregations.
566 adherents: 61.66% of state's Association Reformed Presbyterian Church's 918 adherents.

International Council of Community Churches
3 congregations: 42.86% of state's International Council of Community Churches' 7 congregations.
505 adherents: 27.09% of state's International Council of Community Churches' 1,864 adherents.

Orthodox Presbyterian Church
4 congregations: 50.00% of state's Orthodox Presbyterian Church's 8 congregations.
487 adherents: 35.97% of state's Orthodox Presbyterian Church's 1,354 adherents.

Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
1 congregations: 3.23% of state's Christian Churches and Churches of Christ's 31 congregations.
425 adherents: 5.47% of state's Christian Churches and Churches of Christ's 7,765 adherents.

Friends (Quakers)
3 congregations: 17.65% of state's Friends (Quakers)'s 17 congregations.
394 adherents: 17.82% of state's Friends (Quakers)'s 2,211 adherents.

American Diocese Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
2 congregations: 66.67% of state's American Diocese Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church's 3 congregations.
375 adherents: 71.43% of state's American Diocese Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church's 525 adherents.

Free Methodist Church of North America
5 congregations: 41.67% of state's Free Methodist Church of North America's 12 congregations.
371 adherents: 42.84% of state's Free Methodist Church of North America's 866 adherents.

Ukranian Orthodox Church of the USA
1 congregations: 33.33% of state's Ukranian Orthodox Church of the USA's 3 congregations.
369 adherents: 66.85% of state's Ukranian Orthodox Church of the USA's 552 adherents.

Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese
1 congregations: 100.00% of state's Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese's 1 congregations.
354 adherents: 100.00% of state's Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese's 354 adherents.

Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses
1 congregations: 25.00% of state's Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses' 4 congregations.
342 adherents: 39.91% of state's Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses' 857 adherents.

Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch
1 congregations: 100.00% of state's Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch's 1 congregations.
280 adherents: 100.00% of state's Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch's 280 adherents.

American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church
1 congregations: 50.00% of state's American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church's 2 congregations.
207 adherents: 50.00% of state's American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church's 414 adherents.

The Wesleyan Church
5 congregations: 11.63% of state's The Wesleyan Church's 43 congregations.
205 adherents: 1.30% of state's The Wesleyan Church's 15,755 adherents.

International Pentecostal Holiness Church
3 congregations: 20.00% of state's International Pentecostal Holiness Church's 15 congregations.
202 adherents: 8.57% of state's International Pentecostal Holiness Church's 2,357 adherents.

Christian Reformed Church in North America
1 congregations: 100.00% of state's Christian Reformed Church in North America's 1 congregations.
190 adherents: 100.00% of state's Christian Reformed Church in North America's 190 adherents.

Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches
1 congregations: 20.00% of state's Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches' 5 congregations.
160 adherents: 36.95% of state's Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches' 433 adherents.

Salvation Army
1 congregations: 7.69% of state's Salvation Army's 13 congregations.
156 adherents: 4.05% of state's Salvation Army's 3,854 adherents.

Church of the Brethren
2 congregations: 3.28% of state's Church of the Brethren's 61 congregations.
110 adherents: 1.00% of state's Church of the Brethren's 11,031 adherents.

American Baptist Association
2 congregations: 14.29% of state's American Baptist Association's 14 congregations.
99 adherents: 3.99% of state's American Baptist Association's 2,484 adherents.

Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)
1 congregations: 4.55% of state's Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)'s 22 congregations.
85 adherents: 3.02% of state's Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)'s 2,811 adherents.

Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Malankara Archdiocese
1 congregations: 50.00% of state's Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Malankara Archdiocese's 2 congregations.
81 adherents: 44.75% of state's Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Malankara Archdiocese's 181 adherents.

Church of God of Prophecy
1 congregations: 4.00% of state's Church of God of Prophecy's 25 congregations.
57 adherents: 4.06% of state's Church of God of Prophecy's 1,405 adherents.

Pentecostal Church of God
1 congregations: 20.00% of state's Pentecostal Church of God's 5 congregations.
54 adherents: 15.38% of state's Pentecostal Church of God's 351 adherents.

Mennonite Church USA
1 congregations: 4.00% of state's Mennonite Church USA's 25 congregations.
51 adherents: 2.60% of state's Mennonite Church USA's 1,961 adherents.

Buddhists
20 congregations: 62.50% of state's Buddhists' 32 congregations.

Hindus
17 congregations: 65.38% of state's Hindus' 26 congregations.

Sikhs
3 congregations: 50.00% of state's Sikhs' 6 congregations.

Jains
2 congregations: 100.00% of state's Jains' 2 congregations.

The Primitive Baptist Church
1 congregations: 14.29% of state's The Primitive Baptist Church's 7 congregations.

Southwide Baptist Fellowship
1 congregations: 5.88% of state's Southwide Baptist Fellowship's 17 congregations.

Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

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