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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 903 3.5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 180 0.7
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 27 0.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,603 6.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 80 0.3
Buddhists Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 8 26,146 100.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 959 3.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 15 7,017 26.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 10,608 40.7
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 545 2.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,854 7.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 1,813 7.0
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,166 4.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,513 5.8
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 49 0.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 28 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 32 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 3,477 13.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 76 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,220 4.7
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 50 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 70 0.3
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 270 1.0
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 83 0.3
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 3 2,000 7.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 808 3.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 24 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 18 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 1,109 4.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 302 1.2
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 60 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 4,657 17.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 434 1.7
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 237 0.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 515 2.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 42 36,717 140.9
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 313 1.2
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 72 0.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 15,881 61.0
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 285 1.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 43 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 196 123,244  

The population of Fayette County, Kentucky was 260,512 in 2000; in 1990 it was 225,366. The total population changed 15.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (123,244) included 47.3% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.