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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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 339 660,848 258.1
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 299 187,592 73.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 198 75,277 29.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 159 102,057 39.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 158 80,851 31.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 112 20,685 8.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 99 38,684 15.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 80 12,711 5.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 61 15,132 5.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 50 8,499 3.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 47 20,414 8.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 42 14,965 5.8
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 36 15,223 5.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 33 10,101 3.9
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 28 2,389 0.9
Jewish Other Judaism 28 53,140 20.8
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 5,408 2.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 26 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 25 9,114 3.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 24 4,029 1.6
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 20 2,083 0.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 3,332 1.3
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 14,310 5.6
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 2,859 1.1
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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16 8,580 3.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 16 4,341 1.7
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 13 --- ---
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,163 0.5
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 1,778 0.7
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 5,166 2.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 303 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 875 0.3
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,260 0.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,442 0.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,085 0.4
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 3,015 1.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 5 1,518 0.6
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 382 0.1
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 162 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 539 0.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 251 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 443 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 303 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 202 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 --- ---
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 36 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 157 0.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 50 0.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 28 0.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 439 0.2
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 65 0.0
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 163 0.1
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 86 0.0
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 43 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 213 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 70 0.0
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 191 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 30 0.0
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 21 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 85 0.0
Old Regular Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 62 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 22 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 114,943 44.9
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Totals: 2,124 1,509,815  

The population of the St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,560,517 in 1990; in 1980 it was 2,485,566. The total population changed 3.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,509,815) included 59.0% of the total population in 1990.

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 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.