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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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 1,333 3.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 3,782 8.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 1,313 3.0
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 11,965 27.2
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 163 0.4
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 19 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 18 21,778 49.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,021 2.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 771 1.8
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 44 8,186 18.6
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 9 624 1.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 290 0.7
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 23 3,283 7.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 5 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 3,084 7.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,026 2.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 36 4,830 11.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 25 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 8 3,589 8.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 471 1.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 38 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 57 0.1
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 16 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 320 0.7
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 500 1.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 16 0.0
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 990 2.3
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 8 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 802 1.8
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 816 1.9
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 114 0.3
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 18 8,923 20.3
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 24 16,459 37.4
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 8 1,623 3.7
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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37 13,742 31.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 2,345 5.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 102 0.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 583 1.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 1,061 2.4
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 9 1,740 4.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 174 130,654 297.1
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 172 0.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 62 26,809 61.0
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 75 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 39 0.1
Totals: 665 275,747  

The population of the Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 439,811 in 2010; in 2000 it was 417,796. The total population changed 5.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (275,747) included 62.7% of the total population in 2010.

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 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.