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Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area - Metro Area 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 84 152,452 118.60
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 355 129,261 100.56
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 53 56,783 44.17
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 142 48,696 37.88
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 124 35,310 27.47
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 9 20,274 15.77
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 41 15,760 12.26
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 16 13,187 10.26
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 20 12,208 9.50
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 19 10,079 7.84
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 82 10,025 7.80
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 34 9,384 7.30
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 49 7,336 5.71
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 38 6,331 4.93
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 3 5,531 4.30
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 21 5,321 4.14
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 23 5,184 4.03
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 38 4,419 3.44
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 15 3,902 3.04
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 21 3,841 2.99
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 22 3,841 2.99
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 39 2,625 2.04
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 15 2,476 1.93
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 10 2,364 1.84
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 14 2,360 1.84
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 1,970 1.53
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 1,860 1.45
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 1,844 1.43
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 10 1,784 1.39
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 1,621 1.26
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 1,250 0.97
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 10 1,162 0.90
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,000 0.78
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 970 0.75
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 4 900 0.70
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 840 0.65
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 635 0.49
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 599 0.47
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 540 0.42
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4 538 0.42
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 517 0.40
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 3 486 0.38
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 450 0.35
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 380 0.30
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 350 0.27
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 347 0.27
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 336 0.26
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 250 0.19
Central Baptist Association Ministries Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 236 0.18
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 232 0.18
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 211 0.16
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 202 0.16
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 200 0.16
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 194 0.15
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 187 0.15
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 3 184 0.14
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 8 184 0.14
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 180 0.14
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 0.14
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 179 0.14
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 178 0.14
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 175 0.14
United Catholic Church Catholic Other Groups Family 1 160 0.12
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 138 0.11
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 2 118 0.09
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 111 0.09
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.08
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 65 0.05
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 57 0.04
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 51 0.04
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 49 0.04
Indian Bottom Association of Old Regular Baptists. Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 36 0.03
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 31 0.02
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 23 0.02
Northern New Salem Association of Old Regular Baptists. Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 16 0.01
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 0 0.00
Bethel Ministerial Association Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 2
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Orthodox Anglican Church Mainline Protestant 1
Ecumenical Catholic Church Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 3
Evangel Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed 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 14
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 4
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 17
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 1,285,439 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (593,256) included 46.2% 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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