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Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

172,835 39,807 35,548 445 21,778 5,334 164,064
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
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 26 5,284 13.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 3,577 8.9
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 3,811 9.5
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 24 22,025 54.7
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 7 2,266 5.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 6 714 1.8
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 56 13,230 32.9
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,284 3.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 194 0.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,662 4.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 1,482 3.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 37 5,473 13.6
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 10 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 8 6,459 16.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 927 2.3
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 25 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 277 0.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 345 0.9
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 2 1,038 2.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 1,234 3.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 25 5,888 14.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 132 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 647 1.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 1,575 3.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 133 104,994 260.9
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 476 1.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 148 0.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 79 29,954 74.4
Totals: 504 215,131  

The population of the Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 402,437 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (215,131) included 53.5% of the total population in 1980.

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 4 counties: Bossier Parish, Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, De Soto Parish, Louisiana, Webster 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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