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Alexandria, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

67,731 5,768 6,271   21,680 1,813 50,659
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 121 53,584 348.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 23 21,680 140.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
19 9,040 58.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 25 4,931 32.0
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 4 2,031 13.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 8 2,000 13.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,097 7.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,043 6.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 12 920 6.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 825 5.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 803 5.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 606 3.9
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 562 3.7
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 539 3.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 406 2.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 348 2.3
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 322 2.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 2.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 265 1.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 261 1.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 214 1.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 212 1.4
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 187 1.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 170 1.1
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 137 0.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 124 0.8
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 86 0.6
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 81 0.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 77 0.5
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 74 0.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 74 0.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 67 0.4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 62 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 43 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 1 31 0.2
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 23 0.1
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 14 0.1
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 10 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 6 0.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 --- ---
Totals: 315 103,263  

The population of the Alexandria, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 153,922 in 2010; in 2000 it was 145,035. The total population changed 6.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (103,263) included 67.1% of the total population in 2010.

Alexandria, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Grant Parish, Louisiana, Rapides Parish, Louisiana.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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