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Jefferson County, Kentucky - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 59 111,047 141.83
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 187 79,142 101.08
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 16 39,226 50.10
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 73 24,906 31.81
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 20,134 25.71
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 30 15,868 20.27
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 37 14,810 18.92
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 15 11,950 15.26
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 19 11,908 15.21
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 20 5,616 7.17
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 28 5,576 7.12
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 38 5,478 7.00
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 17 4,844 6.19
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 13 3,972 5.07
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 3,800 4.85
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 7 3,780 4.83
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 13 3,230 4.13
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 14 3,230 4.13
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 17 1,997 2.55
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 1,970 2.52
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 10 1,938 2.48
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 12 1,878 2.40
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 1,844 2.36
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 1,621 2.07
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 5 1,562 1.99
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 6 1,552 1.98
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,408 1.80
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 4 1,403 1.79
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 22 1,398 1.79
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,000 1.28
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 970 1.24
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 906 1.16
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 900 1.15
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 700 0.89
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 680 0.87
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 635 0.81
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 517 0.66
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 3 486 0.62
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 450 0.57
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 422 0.54
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 360 0.46
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 350 0.45
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 347 0.44
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 336 0.43
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 1 275 0.35
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 256 0.33
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 250 0.32
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 211 0.27
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 202 0.26
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 194 0.25
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 187 0.24
Central Baptist Association Ministries Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 181 0.23
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 180 0.23
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 0.23
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 179 0.23
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 178 0.23
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 175 0.22
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 173 0.22
United Catholic Church Catholic Other Groups Family 1 160 0.20
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 120 0.15
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 2 118 0.15
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 111 0.14
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.13
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 100 0.13
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 65 0.08
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 49 0.06
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 31 0.04
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 23 0.03
Northern New Salem Association of Old Regular Baptists. Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 16 0.02
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 0 0.00
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Orthodox Anglican Church Mainline Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 3
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 2
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this county was 782,969 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (399,861) included 51.1% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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