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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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 449 0.4
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 220 0.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 13,180 12.9
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 31 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 31 9,691 9.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 10,256 10.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 133 0.1
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 46,451 45.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 115 190,555 186.3
Central Baptist Association Ministries Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 305 0.3
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 592 0.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 50 0.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 49 17,877 17.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 69 25,721 25.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 1,880 1.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 3,742 3.7
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 788 0.8
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 34 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 9 3,102 3.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 31 5,081 5.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 96 11,785 11.5
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 625 0.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 22 7,591 7.4
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 176 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 20 5,336 5.2
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 2 180 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 400 0.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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5 2,750 2.7
Jewish Other Judaism 7 9,200 9.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 16 4,474 4.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 103 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 Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 300 0.3
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 180 0.2
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 54 18,600 18.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 56 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 563 0.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 2,574 2.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 255 178,277 174.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 624 0.6
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 4,015 3.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 24 9,002 8.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 179 54,008 52.8
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 615 0.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 93 0.1
Totals: 1,170 641,884  

The population of the Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,023,084 in 1990; in 1980 it was 1,024,032. The total population changed -0.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (641,884) included 62.7% of the total population in 1990.

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 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.