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Religious Traditions, 2010

162,614 9,369 74,404 230,488 2,042 37,156 482,881
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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 96 301,064 296.23
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 69 52,385 51.54
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 42 40,403 39.75
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 33 23,699 23.32
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 16,792 16.52
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 28 16,011 15.75
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 3,283 3.23
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 4,486 4.41
Jewish Other Judaism 20 47,100 46.34
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 18 8,833 8.69
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 15 4,668 4.59
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 6,006 5.91
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 5,476 5.39
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 12 6,588 6.48
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 11 3,573 3.52
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 9 3,951 3.89
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 5,300 5.21
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 2,768 2.72
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 691 0.68
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 767 0.75
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 629 0.62
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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6 2,793 2.75
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 3,526 3.47
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,950 1.92
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 3,631 3.57
Hindus Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 319 0.31
Buddhists Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 1,270 1.25
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 399 0.39
Jain Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 6,626 6.52
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 316 0.31
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 511 0.50
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 215 0.21
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 482 0.47
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 134 0.13
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 106 0.10
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 277 0.27
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 172 0.17
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 118 0.12
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 329 0.32
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 200 0.20
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 800 0.79
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 62 0.06
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 25 0.02
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 59 0.06
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 152 0.15
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 33 0.03
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,296 1.28
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 12 0.01
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 235 0.23
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.07
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 40 0.04
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 283 0.28
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 571 580,919  

The population of St. Louis County, Missouri was 1,016,315 in 2000; in 1990 it was 993,529. The total population changed 2.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (580,919) included 57.2% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.


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