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St. Louis city, Missouri

Religious Traditions, 2010

33,664 34,563 17,527 2,753 49,014 9,832 171,941
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 11 4,791 15.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 358 1.1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 10 5,834 18.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 325 1.0
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 159 0.5
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 6 986 3.1
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 15 0.0
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 62 0.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 39 49,014 153.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 6 982 3.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 27 0.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,852 5.8
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 630 2.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 392 1.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 15 2,234 7.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 685 2.1
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 243 0.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 6 592 1.9
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 1,578 4.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 157 0.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 648 2.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 29 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 61 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 128 0.4
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,000 6.3
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 3 2,050 6.4
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 41 0.1
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 25 6,967 21.8
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 142 0.4
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 453 1.4
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 10 3,356 10.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 75 0.2
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 717 2.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 32 20,526 64.3
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 11 1,774 5.6
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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44 14,233 44.6
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 85 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.3
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 1,951 6.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 615 1.9
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 9 2,311 7.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,995 6.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 118 0.4
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 550 1.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 982 3.1
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 37 7,995 25.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 423 1.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 2,185 6.8
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 3,768 11.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 411 147,353  

The population of St. Louis city, Missouri was 319,294 in 2010; in 2000 it was 348,189. The total population changed -8.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (147,353) included 46.1% 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.


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