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Jefferson County (Kentucky)

Religious Traditions, 2010

180,149 35,305 48,598 120,620 1,180 19,947 335,297
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 83 156,307 235.07
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 126 113,523 170.73
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 42,477 63.88
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 52 27,983 42.08
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 14,486 21.79
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 22 13,477 20.27
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 13,180 19.82
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 17 9,013 13.55
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 7,596 11.42
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 7,004 10.53
Jewish Other Judaism 7 6,990 10.51
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 18 6,715 10.10
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 50 6,656 10.01
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 16 4,317 6.49
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 2,937 4.42
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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5 2,750 4.14
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 2,650 3.99
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 2,363 3.55
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,985 2.99
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 1,943 2.92
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,174 1.77
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 918 1.38
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 630 0.95
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 625 0.94
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 624 0.94
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 592 0.89
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 480 0.72
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 449 0.68
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 400 0.60
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 315 0.47
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 158 0.24
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 133 0.20
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 105 0.16
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 93 0.14
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 88 0.13
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 72 0.11
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 56 0.08
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 52 0.08
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 50 0.08
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 31 0.05
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 31 0.05
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 27 0.04
Central Baptist Association Ministries Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.04
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 20 0.03
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 14 0.02
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 571 451,514  

The population of Jefferson County, Kentucky was 664,937 in 1990; in 1980 it was 685,004. The total population changed -2.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (451,514) included 67.9% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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