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Lexington-Fayette, KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

133,605 9,874 48,393 900 32,079 8,178 239,070
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 115 67,839 143.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 13 32,079 67.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 38 26,977 57.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 48 25,770 54.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 37 11,567 24.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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37 11,217 23.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 25 5,597 11.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 5,151 10.9
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 4,997 10.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 4,918 10.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 4,530 9.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 4,217 8.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 3,452 7.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 2,657 5.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 2,160 4.6
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 2,011 4.3
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,707 3.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,418 3.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 1,351 2.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,137 2.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,117 2.4
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 1,083 2.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 940 2.0
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 907 1.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 839 1.8
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 770 1.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 676 1.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 652 1.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 586 1.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 533 1.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 500 1.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 490 1.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 437 0.9
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 364 0.8
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 311 0.7
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 4 282 0.6
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 255 0.5
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 250 0.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 205 0.4
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 110 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 103 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 99 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 86 0.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 78 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 64 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 60 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 60 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 55 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 52 0.1
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
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 26 0.1
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.1
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 12 0.0
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 7 --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
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 2 --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 7 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Totals: 558 233,029  

The population of the Lexington-Fayette, KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 472,099 in 2010; in 2000 it was 408,326. The total population changed 15.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (233,029) included 49.4% of the total population in 2010.

Lexington-Fayette, KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 6 counties: Bourbon County, Kentucky, Clark County, Kentucky, Fayette County, Kentucky, Jessamine County, Kentucky, Scott County, Kentucky, Woodford County, Kentucky.

* 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.