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Monroe, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

77,676 9,030 11,690 30 10,590 2,273 65,152
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 101 59,045 334.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 30 3,792 21.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
30 4,885 27.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 9,639 54.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 4,006 22.7
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 13 5,430 30.8
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 8 10,590 60.0
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 879 5.0
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,155 6.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 624 3.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 843 4.8
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 365 2.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 3,066 17.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,208 6.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,549 8.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 192 1.1
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 565 3.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 603 3.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 390 2.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 162 0.9
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 323 1.8
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 377 2.1
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 62 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 1 188 1.1
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 52 0.3
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 191 1.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 30 0.2
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 188 1.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 268 1.5
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 116 0.7
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 9 0.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 200 1.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 166 0.9
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 92 0.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 39 0.2
Totals: 324 111,289  

The population of the Monroe, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 176,441 in 2010; in 2000 it was 170,053. The total population changed 3.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (111,289) included 63.1% of the total population in 2010.

Monroe, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, Union 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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