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

Religious Traditions, 2010

300,056 37,919 91,216 161,598 1,180 24,814 618,925
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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 0.54
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 12 0.01
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 62 0.06
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 29 10,067 8.98
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 82 0.07
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,408 1.26
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 39 11,563 10.31
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 72 0.06
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 255 0.23
Buddhists Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 102 206,699 184.37
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 279 0.25
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 49 19,033 16.98
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 78 27,309 24.36
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 1,399 1.25
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 31 5,259 4.69
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 65 0.06
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 835 0.74
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 13 3,941 3.52
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 26 3,715 3.31
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 93 11,758 10.49
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 388 0.35
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 125 0.11
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 512 0.46
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 23 7,309 6.52
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 165 0.15
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 18 4,481 4.00
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 236 0.21
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 46 0.04
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 200 0.18
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 143 0.13
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 252 0.22
Hindus Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 500 0.45
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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5 2,792 2.49
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 422 0.38
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 740 0.66
Jewish Other Judaism 5 8,700 7.76
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 5,093 4.54
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 140 0.12
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 2,652 2.37
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 466 0.42
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 606 0.54
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 247 0.22
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 150 0.13
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 0.04
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 54 14,504 12.94
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 116 0.10
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,283 1.14
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 803 0.72
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 2,630 2.35
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 306 178,315 159.05
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 573 0.51
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 6,841 6.10
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 165 44,580 39.76
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 130 0.12
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 1,121 1.00
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 117 0.10
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.

* 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.


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