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St. Louis County, Missouri

Denominational Groups, 2000

139,084 79,675 1,583 301,064 59,513 435,396
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant 1 62 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 5 3,526 3.5
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 25 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant 1 0 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 21 3,283 3.2
Bahá'í Other Theology 3 319 0.3
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 3 399 0.4
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 6 767 0.8
Buddhism Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 96 301,064 296.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 59 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 9 3,951 3.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 13 6,006 5.9
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 1 152 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 7 691 0.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 3 1,270 1.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 33 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 15 4,668 4.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 11 3,573 3.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 21 4,486 4.4
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 482 0.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 18 8,833 8.7
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 134 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 4 1,950 1.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 12 6,588 6.5
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 4 3,631 3.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 2 106 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 277 0.3
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 1,296 1.3
Hindu Other Theology 4 n.a. n.a.
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 1 12 0.0
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 8 5,300 5.2
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 6 2,793 2.8
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 6 629 0.6
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 235 0.2
Jain Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 20 47,100 46.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 42 40,403 39.8
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, American Diocese of the Orthodox 1 75 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 2 172 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 3 6,626 6.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 3 316 0.3
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant 2 118 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 2 329 0.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 28 16,011 15.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 13 5,476 5.4
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 2 200 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 8 2,768 2.7
Sikh Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 69 52,385 51.5
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 2 800 0.8
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 30 16,792 16.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 33 23,699 23.3
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 40 0.0
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 3 511 0.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 3 215 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 283 0.3
Zoroastrian Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 571 580,919  
Total (Adjusted)**:   742,610  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 993,529; in 2000 it was 1,016,315. The total population changed 2.3%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (580,919) include 57.2% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (742,610) include 73.1% of the population.

Source

*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. www.glenmary.org [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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