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Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Religious Traditions, 2010

33,089 22,301 17,055 1,049 106,088 12,006 152,241
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox 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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 69 136,377 281.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 29 27,793 57.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 34 11,193 23.1
Jewish Other Judaism 6 8,800 18.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 6,138 12.7
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 6 4,014 8.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 16 3,981 8.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 3,356 6.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 3,196 6.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 1,296 2.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,278 2.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,143 2.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 864 1.8
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 795 1.6
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 630 1.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 441 0.9
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 328 0.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 327 0.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 271 0.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 236 0.5
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 232 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 166 0.3
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 126 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 125 0.3
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 125 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 119 0.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 104 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 98 0.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 80 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 78 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 70 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 54 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 42 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 19 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 253 213,895  

The population of Orleans Parish, Louisiana was 484,674 in 2000; in 1990 it was 496,938. The total population changed -2.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (213,895) included 44.1% of the total population in 2000.

* 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 www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

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.