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St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

480,735 59,559 204,029 7,785 555,744 64,876 1,414,973
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 349 645,027 259.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 307 171,012 68.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 209 79,417 32.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 163 85,973 34.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 155 103,198 41.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 119 22,090 8.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 112 48,561 19.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 77 12,831 5.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 61 13,538 5.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 51 10,372 4.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 49 19,174 7.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 41 14,809 6.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 36 17,258 6.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 34 11,046 4.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 28 7,167 2.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 27 2,880 1.2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 3,778 1.5
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 8,544 3.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 15 6,077 2.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 1,690 0.7
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 13 1,035 0.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 3,344 1.3
Jewish Other Judaism 11 14,824 6.0
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 6,585 2.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 2,079 0.8
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 3,359 1.4
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 878 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 876 0.4
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 220 0.1
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 161 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,114 0.4
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 124 0.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 191 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 397 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 416 0.2
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 111 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 105 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 444 0.2
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 45 0.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 105 0.0
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 436 0.2
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 157 0.1
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 49 0.0
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 38 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 111 0.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 142 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 74 0.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 297 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 79 0.0
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 150 0.1
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 18 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 200 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 305 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 184 0.1
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 72 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Totals: 2,015 1,323,167  

The population of the St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,485,566 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,323,167) included 53.2% of the total population in 1980.

St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 15 counties: Bond County, Illinois, Calhoun County, Illinois, Clinton County, Illinois, Franklin County, Missouri, Jefferson County, Missouri, Jersey County, Illinois, Lincoln County, Missouri, Macoupin County, Illinois, Madison County, Illinois, Monroe County, Illinois, St. Charles County, Missouri, St. Clair County, Illinois, St. Louis city, Missouri, St. Louis County, Missouri, Warren County, Missouri.

* 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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