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Fayette County, Kentucky

Religious Traditions, 2010

83,924 7,281 31,144 780 25,882 5,451 141,341
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 52 40,500 136.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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23 6,705 22.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 14 5,846 19.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 17,619 59.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 19,296 65.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 3,834 13.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,740 5.9
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,482 5.0
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 8 25,882 87.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 2,348 7.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,034 3.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 2,603 8.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 5,151 17.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 2,209 7.5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 4 282 1.0
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 4,814 16.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 1,025 3.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 722 2.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 495 1.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,137 3.8
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 60 0.2
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 792 2.7
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 347 1.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 326 1.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 500 1.7
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 533 1.8
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 542 1.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 1,083 3.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 907 3.1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 108 0.4
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 78 0.3
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 255 0.9
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 81 0.3
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 52 0.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 120 0.4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 22 0.1
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 103 0.3
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 35 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 10 0.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 30 0.1
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 22 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 64 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 490 1.7
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 250 0.8
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 60 0.2
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 940 3.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 237 0.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 437 1.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 41 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 1,083 3.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 86 0.3
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 4 0.0
Totals: 266 154,462  

The population of Fayette County, Kentucky was 295,803 in 2010; in 2000 it was 260,512. The total population changed 13.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (154,462) included 52.2% of the total population in 2010.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.