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St. Louis County, Minnesota

Religious Traditions, 2010

19,017 177 32,143 976 38,757 2,760 106,396
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 177 0.9
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 133 0.7
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 2,560 12.8
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 102 0.5
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 14 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 35 38,757 193.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 375 1.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 53 0.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,329 6.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 220 1.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 138 0.7
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 436 2.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 1,170 5.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 1,240 6.2
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 1,581 7.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 782 3.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 46 22,945 114.6
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 21 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 175 0.9
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 7 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 3,100 15.5
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 652 3.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 1.5
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 93 0.5
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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21 2,889 14.4
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 4 0.0
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 100 0.5
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,032 10.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 28 0.1
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 0 238 1.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 0 238 1.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 1,133 5.7
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 797 4.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 245 1.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 72 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 293 1.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,280 6.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 4,346 21.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 3,533 17.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 42 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 199 1.0
Totals: 272 93,830  

The population of St. Louis County, Minnesota was 200,226 in 2010; in 2000 it was 200,528. The total population changed -0.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (93,830) included 46.9% of the total population in 2010.

* 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.