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St. Louis County, Missouri

Religious Traditions, 2010

162,614 9,369 74,404 2,042 230,488 37,156 482,881
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 74 230,488 230.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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86 44,442 44.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 74 39,405 39.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 39 38,950 39.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 23,057 23.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 12,394 12.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 6 12,204 12.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 10,927 10.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 9,739 9.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 17 8,286 8.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 7,763 7.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 16 7,275 7.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 5,919 5.9
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 4,925 4.9
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 3,659 3.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 3,608 3.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 3,413 3.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 3,299 3.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 3,274 3.3
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 5 3,257 3.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 8 2,978 3.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 2,908 2.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 2,745 2.7
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 2,720 2.7
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 3 2,659 2.7
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 8 2,350 2.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 2,301 2.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 10 2,221 2.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 7 1,908 1.9
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,819 1.8
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,500 1.5
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,487 1.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 1,429 1.4
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 1,378 1.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 1,013 1.0
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 6 910 0.9
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 769 0.8
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 660 0.7
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 576 0.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 539 0.5
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 500 0.5
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 457 0.5
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 3 414 0.4
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 381 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 373 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 291 0.3
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 273 0.3
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 242 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 229 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 217 0.2
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 182 0.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 168 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 146 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 117 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 93 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 85 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 82 0.1
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 35 0.0
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 35 0.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 34 0.0
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 32 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 20 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 17 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 14 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 0 ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 8 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 11 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 730 516,073  

The population of St. Louis County, Missouri was 998,954 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,016,315. The total population changed -1.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (516,073) included 51.7% 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.