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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 4 608 0.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 12 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 62 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 29 10,067 9.0
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 82 0.1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,408 1.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 39 11,563 10.3
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 72 0.1
Bah' Other Other Groups 2 255 0.2
Buddhists Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 102 206,699 184.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 279 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 49 19,033 17.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 78 27,309 24.4
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 1,399 1.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 31 5,259 4.7
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 65 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 835 0.7
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 13 3,941 3.5
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 26 3,715 3.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 93 11,758 10.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 388 0.3
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 125 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 512 0.5
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 23 7,309 6.5
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 165 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 18 4,481 4.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 236 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 46 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 200 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 143 0.1
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 252 0.2
Hindus Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 500 0.4
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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5 2,792 2.5
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 422 0.4
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 740 0.7
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 5 8,700 7.8
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 5,093 4.5
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 140 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 2,652 2.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 466 0.4
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 606 0.5
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 247 0.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 150 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 54 14,504 12.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 116 0.1
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,283 1.1
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 803 0.7
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 2,630 2.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 306 178,315 159.1
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 573 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 6,841 6.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 165 44,580 39.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 130 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 1,121 1.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 117 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 1,225 591,843  

The population of the Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,121,109 in 2000; in 1990 it was 1,023,084. The total population changed 9.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (591,843) included 52.8% of the total population in 2000.

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.