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