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Kentucky

Denominational Groups, 2000

1,361,067 354,615 2,110 406,021 35,728 1,882,228
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 2,194 888,198 242.6
Catholic Church Catholic 331 365,277 99.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 1,109 235,801 64.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 465 81,544 22.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 305 76,687 21.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 600 59,443 16.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 415 50,386 13.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 122 27,489 7.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 146 23,029 6.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 131 20,408 5.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 72 20,338 5.6
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Evangelical Protestant 38 18,077 4.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 177 16,390 4.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 34 14,291 3.9
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 123 13,383 3.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 35 10,124 2.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 33 9,559 2.6
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant 50 6,828 1.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 22 5,326 1.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 47 5,227 1.4
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 7 3,625 1.0
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 16 2,476 0.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 10 1,860 0.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 7 1,350 0.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 15 1,264 0.4
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 5 790 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 7 753 0.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 3 436 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 5 365 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 4 365 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 4 295 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 6 212 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant 3 219 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 3 172 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 2 136 0.0
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 135 0.0
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 134 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 160 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 115 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 3 126 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 102 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 70 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 75 0.0
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 2 72 0.0
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 27 0.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant 1 10 0.0
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 6,563 1,963,149  

The population of these counties (or equivalent) in 1980 was 3,660,777. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,963,149) include 53.6% of the total population in 1980.

Source

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.