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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
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 44 8,186 18.6
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 23 3,283 7.5
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 16 --- ---
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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 18 21,778 49.5
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 18 3,782 8.6
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 32 11,965 27.2
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 19 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 771 1.8
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 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 of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 5 0.0
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 1,026 2.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 36 4,830 11.0
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
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 990 2.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 802 1.8
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 114 0.3
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 in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 102 0.2
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 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 75 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 39 0.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 1,313 3.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 1,021 2.3
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 8 3,589 8.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 471 1.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 2,345 5.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 62 26,809 61.0
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.2
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 25 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 320 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 163 0.4
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 3,084 7.0
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 500 1.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 16 0.0
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 8 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 816 1.9
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 583 1.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 172 0.4
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 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.