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Laurel 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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 44 19,056 304.35
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 11 1,788 28.56
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 5 1,173 18.73
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 6 936 14.95
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 636 10.16
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 6 577 9.22
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 542 8.66
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 540 8.62
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1 406 6.48
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 363 5.80
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 230 3.67
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 2.87
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 118 1.88
Washington-Franklin Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 88 1.41
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 84 1.34
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 74 1.18
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 62 0.99
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 60 0.96
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 55 0.88
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 10 0.16
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 1 0.02
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 62,613 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (26,979) included 43.1% 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

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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