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Boyle County (Kentucky)

Religious Traditions, 2010

17,762 1,253 2,992 1,439 323 4,663
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant 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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 14,051 494.20
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 1,466 51.56
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 1,439 50.61
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 1,154 40.59
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 955 33.59
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 867 30.49
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 691 24.30
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 611 21.49
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 405 14.24
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 10.83
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 298 10.48
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 265 9.32
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 224 7.88
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 196 6.89
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 172 6.05
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 165 5.80
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 158 5.56
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 3.83
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 101 3.55
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
1 80 2.81
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 36 1.27
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 15 0.53
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 3 0.11
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 70 23,769  

The population of Boyle County, Kentucky was 28,432 in 2010; in 2000 it was 27,697. The total population changed 2.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (23,769) included 83.6% of the total population in 2010.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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