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New Orleans-Metairie, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

148,824 37,566 46,861 1,349 382,392 24,786 548,088
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 147 382,392 321.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 154 65,965 55.4
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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79 43,590 36.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 57 26,678 22.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 43 17,797 15.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 43 15,796 13.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 23 9,439 7.9
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 6,972 5.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 28 6,310 5.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 17 5,689 4.8
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 10 5,272 4.4
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 22 4,897 4.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 4 4,822 4.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 11 4,651 3.9
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 22 4,088 3.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 23 3,744 3.1
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 8 3,453 2.9
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 22 3,377 2.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 10 3,081 2.6
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 2,780 2.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 2,536 2.1
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 2,395 2.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 2,237 1.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 2,066 1.7
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 1,562 1.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,225 1.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 900 0.8
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 4 840 0.7
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 637 0.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 606 0.5
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 500 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 492 0.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 471 0.4
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 430 0.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 413 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 370 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 368 0.3
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.3
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 276 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 242 0.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 241 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 233 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 207 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 176 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 161 0.1
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 127 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 120 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 119 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 103 0.1
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 96 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 90 0.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 87 0.1
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 78 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 69 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 64 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 38 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 30 0.0
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 16 0.0
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 14 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 10 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 18 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 16 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Totals: 958 641,778  

The population of the New Orleans-Metairie, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,189,866 in 2010; in 2000 it was 1,337,726. The total population changed -11.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (641,778) included 53.9% of the total population in 2010.

New Orleans-Metairie, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 8 counties: Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, St. James Parish, Louisiana, St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, St. Tammany 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.