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Oak Ridge, TN

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Known as "America's Secret City", Oak Ridge was established by the U.S. Government .The site was chosen by the federal government in 1942 for production of uranium for the atomic bomb; opened to the public in 1949

Oak Ridge is a city in Anderson County, in the Knoxville metro area. 

 

FACTS

12% of Oak Ridge residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish.

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oak Ridge was $24,793, compared with $21,587 nationally.

38% of Oak Ridge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Median rent in Oak Ridge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $398.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $943.

 

RELIGIOUS BODIES WITHIN ANDERSON COUNTY

Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 4 653 9.2
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 6 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic 3 3,452 48.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 94 1.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 1 372 5.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 485 6.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 3 1,581 22.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 62 0.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 2 645 9.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 1 308 4.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 8 1,240 17.4
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 328 4.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 2 1,030 14.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 1 100 1.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 618 8.7
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 261 3.7
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 1 250 3.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 477 6.7
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 1 118 1.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 1 334 4.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 312 4.4
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 58 0.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 55 0.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 59 33,739 473.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 222 3.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 16 5,618 78.8
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 146 2.1
  Totals (Unadjusted)*: 118 52,564  
  Total (Adjusted)**:   59,469  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 68,250; in 2000 it was 71,330. The total population changed 4.5%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (52,564) include 73.7% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (59,469) include 83.4% of the population.

 

SPIRITUAL CONDITION

As with much of the south, the area is oppressed by a 'religious spirit'.

Probably the most 'liberal' minded city in the area.

 

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