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