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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 41 8,645 3.1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 847 0.3
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 4,111 1.5
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 43 7,626 2.7
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 11 --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 990 0.4
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 49 30,037 10.8
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 28 4,810 1.7
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 10 2,493 0.9
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 258 555,744 199.4
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,095 0.4
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 --- ---
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 16 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 112 15,791 5.7
Assemblies of God International Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 32 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 248 0.1
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 5 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 65 22,499 8.1
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 93 0.0
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 27 2,008 0.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 24 5,813 2.1
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 43 0.0
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 158 0.1
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 284 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 44 6,572 2.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 81 10,727 3.8
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 288 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 930 0.3
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 62 0.0
Evangelical Association of Reformed, and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 769 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 6,521 2.3
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 2,981 1.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 1,139 0.4
Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,297 0.5
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 8 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 381 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 146 0.1
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 154 97,959 35.1
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 261 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 142 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 1,272 0.5
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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304 107,531 38.6
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 194 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 117 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 1,522 0.5
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 7,920 2.8
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 12 5,649 2.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 17 4,806 1.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 378 171,701 61.6
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 63 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 457 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 660 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 609 0.2
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 41 21,556 7.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 34 6,915 2.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 34 11,670 4.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 46 16,422 5.9
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 128 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 453 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 17 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 78 20,707 7.4
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 336 0.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 142 52,174 18.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 183 73,651 26.4
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.1
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,700 0.6
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 0 ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.1
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 3,900 1.4
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 20 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 90 0.0
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 275 0.1
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 40 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 378 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 632 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 992 0.4
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 13 4,495 1.6
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 3 1,393 0.5
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 62 0.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 19 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 40 17,133 6.1
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 11 1,406 0.5
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 3,659 1.3
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 6 4,709 1.7
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 6 178 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 85 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 500 0.2
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 43 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 19 11,860 4.3
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 9 2,410 0.9
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 32 0.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 9 14,328 5.1
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,615 0.6
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 19 0.0
Totals: 2,767 1,372,728  

The population of the St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,787,701 in 2010; in 2000 it was 2,675,343. The total population changed 4.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,372,728) included 49.2% of the total population in 2010.

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.