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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
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 449 0.7
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 13,180 19.8
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 31 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 918 1.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 7,596 11.4
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 133 0.2
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 42,477 63.9
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 83 156,307 235.1
Central Baptist Association Ministries Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 592 0.9
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 50 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 17 9,013 13.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 13,477 20.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 630 0.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 2,650 4.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 315 0.5
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 31 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,174 1.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 2,363 3.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 50 6,656 10.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 625 0.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 18 6,715 10.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 105 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 16 4,317 6.5
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 27 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 20 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 72 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 400 0.6
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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5 2,750 4.1
Jewish Other Judaism 7 6,990 10.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,985 3.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 88 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 14 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 158 0.2
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 52 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 14,486 21.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 56 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 480 0.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 1,943 2.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 126 113,523 170.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 624 0.9
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 2,937 4.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 7,004 10.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 52 27,983 42.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 0 ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 93 0.1
Totals: 571 451,514  

The population of Jefferson County, Kentucky was 664,937 in 1990; in 1980 it was 685,004. The total population changed -2.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (451,514) included 67.9% of the total population in 1990.

* 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.