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Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

300,056 37,919 91,216 1,180 161,598 24,814 618,925
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 375 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 13,805 13.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 50 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 29 9,934 9.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 7,527 7.4
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 102 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 112 199,402 194.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 656 0.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 10 0.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 53 19,067 18.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 66 18,597 18.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 3,193 3.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 15 0.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 5,367 5.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 28 3,000 2.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 2,551 2.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 32 5,639 5.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 103 13,422 13.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 668 0.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 21 8,457 8.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 19 6,065 5.9
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 60 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 186 0.2
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 18 0.0
Jewish Other Judaism 3 2,798 2.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 4,281 4.2
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 83 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 80 0.1
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 161 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 90 21,118 20.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 58 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 431 0.4
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 844 0.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 11 2,310 2.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 239 169,162 165.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 501 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 24 10,650 10.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 181 56,886 55.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 70 0.1
Totals: 1,123 587,599  

The population of the Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,024,032 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (587,599) included 57.4% of the total population in 1980.

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 12 counties: Bullitt County, Kentucky, Clark County, Indiana, Floyd County, Indiana, Harrison County, Indiana, Henry County, Kentucky, Jefferson County, Kentucky, Oldham County, Kentucky, Scott County, Indiana, Shelby County, Kentucky, Spencer County, Kentucky, Trimble County, Kentucky, Washington County, Indiana.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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.

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