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Baton Rouge, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

199,723 41,400 45,511 457 181,042 12,523 321,828
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
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 200 104,969 130.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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138 77,390 96.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 87 33,109 41.3
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 53 181,042 225.6
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 40 25,738 32.1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 34 --- ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 2,904 3.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 3,575 4.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 17 2,433 3.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 17 7,074 8.8
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 14 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 13 2,019 2.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 1,765 2.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 12 6,219 7.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 2,564 3.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,516 1.9
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 7 7,799 9.7
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 1,571 2.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,505 1.9
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 6 1,840 2.3
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 1,173 1.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,062 1.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 259 0.3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 --- ---
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 1,022 1.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 80 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 375 0.5
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 2,159 2.7
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 118 0.1
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 326 0.4
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 308 0.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 2,000 2.5
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 201 0.3
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 104 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 153 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 462 0.6
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 420 0.5
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 160 0.2
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 374 0.5
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 991 1.2
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 49 0.1
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 27 0.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 993 1.2
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 187 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 17 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 28 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 97 0.1
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,000 1.2
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 80 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 231 0.3
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 525 0.7
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 262 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 91 0.1
Totals: 814 480,656  

The population of the Baton Rouge, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 802,484 in 2010; in 2000 it was 705,973. The total population changed 13.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (480,656) included 59.9% of the total population in 2010.

Baton Rouge, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 9 counties: Ascension Parish, Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, Livingston Parish, Louisiana, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, West Feliciana 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 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.