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