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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
Catholic Church Catholic 323 406,021 100.5
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant 1 12 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 21 6,373 1.6
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 8 565 0.1
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 27 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 167 30,103 7.5
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 1 72 0.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 118 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 8 613 0.2
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant 2 68 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 5 294 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 5 n.a. n.a.
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 20 2,151 0.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 405 106,638 26.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 133 11,507 2.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 236 33,572 8.3
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 2 238 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 81 4,901 1.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant 4 327 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 136 19,667 4.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 621 58,602 14.5
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 5 383 0.1
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 200 0.1
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant 7 322 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 104 10,859 2.7
Duck River and Kindred Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 1 39 0.0
Enterprise Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant 36 3,241 0.8
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 76 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 11 963 0.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 2 90 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 13 1,065 0.3
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 0 0.0
Independent Free Will Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 39 3,989 1.0
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 6 3,450 0.9
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 14 10,359 2.6
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 9 856 0.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 422 0.1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 7 1,241 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 9 515 0.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 29 6,499 1.6
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 4 105 0.0
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 9 495 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant 3 140 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 133 20,441 5.1
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant 13 826 0.2
Old Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 42 9,735 2.4
Old Order Amish Church Evangelical Protestant 32 2,272 0.6
Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 10 805 0.2
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 72 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 19 1,746 0.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 9 831 0.2
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 65 n.a. n.a.
Primitive Baptists, Eastern District Association of Evangelical Protestant 9 1,069 0.3
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 19 3,432 0.9
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant 54 6,767 1.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 57 5,900 1.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 2,424 979,994 242.5
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 12 n.a. n.a.
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 5 1,603 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 45 4,112 1.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 4 305 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 5 2,993 0.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 231 67,611 16.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 76 19,343 4.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 40 9,485 2.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 3 219 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 196 36,940 9.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 3 297 0.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 32 8,763 2.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 991 208,720 51.6
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 4 244 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 2 1,588 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 2 522 0.1
Bahá'í Other Theology 4 635 0.2
Buddhism Other Theology 7 n.a. n.a.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 63 17,966 4.5
Hindu Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 11 11,350 2.8
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 10 4,696 1.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 9 1,081 0.3
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 7,143 2,159,541  
Total (Adjusted)**:   2,508,221  
The population of these 120 counties (or equivalents) in 1990 was 3,685,296; in 2000 it was 4,041,769. The total population changed 9.7%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,159,541) include 53.4% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (2,508,221) include 62.1% of the population.

Source

*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. www.glenmary.org [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

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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