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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
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 48 25,770 54.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 38 26,977 57.1
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
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 25 2,657 5.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 25 5,597 11.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 4,530 9.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 3,452 7.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 2,160 4.6
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 13 32,079 67.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 4,217 8.9
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 1,351 2.9
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,707 3.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 10 4,918 10.4
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 7 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 652 1.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 5,151 10.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 311 0.7
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 586 1.2
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 4,997 10.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 1,117 2.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 205 0.4
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 4 282 0.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 839 1.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 2,011 4.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 364 0.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,137 2.4
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 60 0.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 770 1.6
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 500 1.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 110 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 676 1.4
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 533 1.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 907 1.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,418 3.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 78 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 255 0.5
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 12 0.0
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 99 0.2
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 52 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 103 0.2
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 35 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 10 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 26 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 64 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 490 1.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 250 0.5
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 60 0.1
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 55 0.1
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.1
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 120 0.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 940 2.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 437 0.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 41 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 1,083 2.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 86 0.2
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 4 0.0
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.