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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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 102 206,699 184.37
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 306 178,315 159.05
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 165 44,580 39.76
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 78 27,309 24.36
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 49 19,033 16.98
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 54 14,504 12.94
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 93 11,758 10.49
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 39 11,563 10.31
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 29 10,067 8.98
Jewish Other Judaism 5 8,700 7.76
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 23 7,309 6.52
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 6,841 6.10
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 31 5,259 4.69
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 5,093 4.54
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 18 4,481 4.00
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
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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5 2,792 2.49
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 2,652 2.37
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 2,630 2.35
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,408 1.26
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 1,399 1.25
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,283 1.14
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 15 1,121 1.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 835 0.74
Separate Baptists in Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 803 0.72
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 740 0.66
"Old" Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 608 0.54
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 606 0.54
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 573 0.51
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 512 0.46
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 500 0.45
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 466 0.42
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 422 0.38
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 5 388 0.35
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 279 0.25
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 255 0.23
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 252 0.22
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 247 0.22
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 236 0.21
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 200 0.18
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 165 0.15
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 150 0.13
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 143 0.13
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 140 0.12
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 130 0.12
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 125 0.11
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 117 0.10
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 116 0.10
Amish; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 82 0.07
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 72 0.06
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 65 0.06
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 62 0.06
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 46 0.04
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 44 0.04
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 12 0.01
Buddhists Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
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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