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Lexington-Fayette, KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

133,605 9,874 48,393 32,079 900 8,178 239,070
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 80 59,689 171.31
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 13 26,212 75.23
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 44 24,170 69.37
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 39 19,030 54.62
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 39 13,861 39.78
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 13,809 39.63
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 29 7,212 20.70
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 13 4,890 14.03
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 3,665 10.52
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 2,945 8.45
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 2,598 7.46
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 2,533 7.27
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 2,276 6.53
Jewish Other Judaism 3 2,000 5.74
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 1,675 4.81
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 1,550 4.45
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 931 2.67
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 681 1.95
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 509 1.46
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 412 1.18
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 357 1.02
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 285 0.82
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 264 0.76
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 231 0.66
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 183 0.53
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 160 0.46
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 157 0.45
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 152 0.44
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 106 0.30
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 89 0.26
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 77 0.22
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 74 0.21
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 50 0.14
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 46 0.13
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 39 0.11
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 39 0.11
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 31 0.09
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 22 0.06
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 12 0.03
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 12 0.03
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 386 193,034  

The population of the Lexington-Fayette, KY, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 348,428 in 1990; in 1980 it was 317,629. The total population changed 9.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (193,034) included 55.4% 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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