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Harlan County, Kentucky

Denominational Groups, 2000

14,075 1,950   280 110 16,787
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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^ Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 2 281 6.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 1 443 10.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 3 534 12.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 6 464 11.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 1 234 5.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 14 1,536 36.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 3 93 2.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 7 445 10.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 95 2.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 8 325 7.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 44 13,442 320.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 10 1,753 41.9
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 104 19,670  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 41,889. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (19,670) include 47.0% of the total population in 1980.


The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and includes statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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