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Jefferson County, Kentucky

Religious Traditions, 2010

180,149 35,305 48,598 1,180 120,620 19,947 335,297
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 176 105,904 142.9
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 60 120,620 162.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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55 8,966 12.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 41 6,272 8.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 34 17,271 23.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 32 8,250 11.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 24 13,739 18.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 44,402 59.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 18 6,448 8.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 4,049 5.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 3,011 4.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 1,389 1.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 8,798 11.9
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 12 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 2,750 3.7
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 10 6,340 8.6
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,647 2.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 4,730 6.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,166 1.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 2,501 3.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,095 1.5
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 6 14,799 20.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 5 2,165 2.9
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 266 0.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 478 0.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,597 2.2
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 2,417 3.3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 915 1.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,839 2.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 408 0.6
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 309 0.4
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 118 0.2
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 439 0.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 276 0.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 895 1.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 613 0.8
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 114 0.2
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 183 0.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 2,071 2.8
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 276 0.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 335 0.5
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 2,678 3.6
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 286 0.4
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 950 1.3
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 43 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 250 0.3
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 53 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 48 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 28 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 99 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 230 0.3
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 160 0.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 183 0.2
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 132 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 117 0.2
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 450 0.6
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 131 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 10 0.0
Totals: 704 405,799  

The population of Jefferson County, Kentucky was 741,096 in 2010; in 2000 it was 693,604. The total population changed 6.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (405,799) included 54.8% 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.