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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 706 1.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 2,231 3.2
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 1,983 2.8
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 176 0.2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,582 2.2
Buddhists Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 72 171,357 242.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 20 0.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 1,002 1.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 195 0.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 402 0.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 1,113 1.6
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 119 0.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 137 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 11 3,438 4.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 364 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 2,570 3.6
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 89 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 18 6,726 9.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 803 1.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 45 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 19 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 0 ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 13,325 18.9
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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5 1,925 2.7
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 343 0.5
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 189 0.3
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 2 1,680 2.4
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,779 2.5
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 75 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 1,609 2.3
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 139 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 17 4,574 6.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,038 1.5
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 230 0.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 1,484 2.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 165 108,446 153.6
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 363 0.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 89 33,793 47.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 332 0.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 75 0.1
Totals: 503 366,676  

The population of the Baton Rouge, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 705,973 in 2000; in 1990 it was 623,853. The total population changed 13.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (366,676) included 51.9% of the total population in 2000.

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.