Shelby County, Tennessee (TN) Religion Statistics Profile



AdherentsCongregations
Religion20102000Change20102000Change
Evangelical Protestant260,401 (28.1%)217,481 (24.2%)+20%504347+45%
Black Protestant150,894 (16.3%)--292--
Mainline Protestant87,990 (9.5%)86,118 (9.6%)+2%127132-4%
Catholic61,202 (6.6%)50,746 (5.7%)+21%2928+4%
Other26,520 (2.9%)15,700 (1.7%)+69%6831+119%
Orthodox1,125 (0.1%)1,421 (0.2%)-21%63+100%
None339,512 (36.6%)262,759 (29.3%)+29%---
Total Adherents588,132 (63.4%)634,713 (70.7%)-7%1,026541+90%

All Religions Details

AdherentsCongregations
Religion20102000Change20102000Change
Southern Baptist Convention137,244 (147.9‰)151,377 (168.7‰)-9%155129+20%
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.76,893 (82.9‰)--103--
Non-denominational63,204 (68.1‰)--145--
Catholic Church60,500 (65.2‰)--28--
Church of God in Christ42,795 (46.1‰)--83--
United Methodist Church, The37,981 (40.9‰)48,382 (53.9‰)-21%5765-12%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)31,431 (33.9‰)17,410 (19.4‰)+81%1813+38%
Churches of Christ18,798 (20.3‰)20,808 (23.2‰)-10%6570-7%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church13,973 (15.1‰)8,670 (9.7‰)+61%74+75%
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.12,600 (13.6‰)--8--
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church7,953 (8.6‰)--33--
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)7,274 (7.8‰)10,645 (11.9‰)-32%1928-32%
Assemblies of God7,246 (7.8‰)6,587 (7.3‰)+10%1518-17%
Episcopal Church7,009 (7.6‰)4,122 (4.6‰)+70%1810+80%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The5,776 (6.2‰)3,009 (3.4‰)+92%1210+20%
Muslim estimate4,468 (4.8‰)3,200 (3.6‰)+40%83+167%
African Methodist Episcopal Church4,233 (4.6‰)--27--
Reform Judaism4,223 (4.5‰)--1--
Seventh-day Adventist Church3,974 (4.3‰)4,033 (4.5‰)-1%990%
Presbyterian Church in America3,592 (3.9‰)2,830 (3.2‰)+27%65+20%
Orthodox Judaism3,575 (3.9‰)--4--
Lutheran Church3,422 (3.7‰)4,803 (5.4‰)-29%1012-17%
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc.3,256 (3.5‰)--15--
Hindu, Traditional Temples3,000 (3.2‰)--1--
American Baptist Churches in the USA2,728 (2.9‰)3,138 (3.5‰)-13%65+20%
Church of the Nazarene2,302 (2.5‰)1,664 (1.9‰)+38%1913+46%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ2,098 (2.3‰)2,152 (2.4‰)-3%36-50%
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.2,037 (2.2‰)--8--
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Association1,792 (1.9‰)--2--
Cumberland Presbyterian Church1,502 (1.6‰)2,043 (2.3‰)-26%1012-17%
Buddhism, Mahayana1,363 (1.5‰)--5--
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church1,127 (1.2‰)--7--
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)946 (1.0‰)901 (1.0‰)+5%86+33%
United Church of Christ778 (0.8‰)568 (0.6‰)+37%32+50%
Conservative Judaism756 (0.8‰)--1--
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America743 (0.8‰)1,677 (1.9‰)-56%46-33%
United Catholic Church, Inc.702 (0.8‰)--1--
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations664 (0.7‰)802 (0.9‰)-17%330%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America550 (0.6‰)993 (1.1‰)-45%110%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church473 (0.5‰)789 (0.9‰)-40%550%
Salvation Army451 (0.5‰)542 (0.6‰)-17%23-33%
Buddhism, Theravada425 (0.5‰)--3--
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America300 (0.3‰)428 (0.5‰)-30%110%
National Association of Free Will Baptists240 (0.3‰)250 (0.3‰)-4%220%
Baha'i229 (0.3‰)189 (0.2‰)+21%12-50%
Church of God of Prophecy229 (0.3‰)198 (0.2‰)+16%330%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod159 (0.2‰)168 (0.2‰)-5%110%
Community of Christ156 (0.2‰)142 (0.2‰)+10%110%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church143 (0.1‰)360 (0.4‰)-60%220%
Orthodox Church in America125 (0.1‰)--1--
Coptic Orthodox Church100 (0.1‰)--110%
International Churches of Christ96 (0.1‰)160 (0.2‰)-40%110%
American Baptist Association75 (0.1‰)1,663 (1.9‰)-95%18-88%
Vineyard USA73 (0.1‰)167 (0.2‰)-56%110%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)54 (0.1‰)196 (0.2‰)-72%65+20%
Buddhism, Vajrayana52 (0.1‰)--1--
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin)50 (0.1‰)80 (0.1‰)-38%110%
Friends General Conference46 (0.1‰)--1--
Hindu, Post Renaissance41 (0.0‰)--2--
Wesleyan Church, The35 (0.0‰)54 (0.1‰)-35%110%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church30 (0.0‰)--1--
Evangelical Free Church of America, The30 (0.0‰)120 (0.1‰)-75%12-50%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The12 (0.0‰)64 (0.1‰)-81%12-50%
Sikh---1--
Southern Methodist Church---1--
Korean Presbyterian Church in America---4--
Evangelical Methodist Church---1--
Anglican Church in North America---3--
Ethiopian Orthodox---1--
Jain---110%
North American Lutheran Church---1--
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations---1--
United Pentecostal Church International---8--
Catholic Church-50,746 (56.5‰)--28-
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches---220%
Church of Christ, Scientist---1--
Jehovah's Witnesses---15--
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the---1--
Unity Churches, Association of---3--
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc.---2--
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A.---1--
Church of God by Faith, Inc.---2--
Pentecostal Church of God-92 (0.1‰)--2-
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship---6--
Reformed Baptist Churches---1--
Alliance of Baptists---1--


Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley, and Richard H. Taylor. 2012.
2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study.Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies,
Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center Website © 2017 Advameg, Inc.