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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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 343 172,314 139.4
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 89 161,598 130.8
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 69 65,959 53.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 155 40,656 32.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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114 22,496 18.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 43 16,081 13.0
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 27 14,904 12.1
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 6 14,799 12.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 90 11,442 9.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 56 10,845 8.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 30 9,052 7.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 18 9,002 7.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 22 7,146 5.8
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 11 6,648 5.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 30 5,741 4.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 4,456 3.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 35 4,364 3.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 3,757 3.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 15 3,374 2.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 3,256 2.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 14 3,182 2.6
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 2,678 2.2
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 2,636 2.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 2,417 2.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 5 2,165 1.8
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 2,071 1.7
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 1,473 1.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 1,153 0.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 1,091 0.9
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 950 0.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 922 0.7
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 915 0.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 613 0.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 515 0.4
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 460 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 460 0.4
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 450 0.4
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 439 0.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 430 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 405 0.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 336 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 326 0.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 286 0.2
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 276 0.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 276 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 230 0.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 193 0.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 183 0.1
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 160 0.1
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 154 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 132 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 131 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 118 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 117 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 99 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 93 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.1
Friends United Meeting* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 74 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 53 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 43 0.0
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 28 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 28 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 27 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 15 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 9 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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1 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 23 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 1,438 616,783  

The population of the Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,235,708 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,121,109. The total population changed 10.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (616,783) included 49.9% of the total population in 2010.

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.