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St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

480,735 59,559 204,029 555,744 7,785 64,876 1,414,973
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 314 656,304 245.32
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 340 182,366 68.17
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 158 96,997 36.26
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 193 66,108 24.71
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 149 65,236 24.38
Jewish Other Judaism 24 54,200 20.26
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 89 30,276 11.32
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 67 20,957 7.83
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 46 18,898 7.06
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 114 17,987 6.72
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 40 16,083 6.01
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 10 14,854 5.55
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 44 13,089 4.89
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 77 11,684 4.37
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 38 11,576 4.33
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 33 10,345 3.87
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 47 8,396 3.14
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 24 6,949 2.60
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 6,656 2.49
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 5,900 2.21
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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8 5,243 1.96
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 16 4,436 1.66
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 4,197 1.57
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 23 4,175 1.56
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 3,906 1.46
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 3,715 1.39
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 3,013 1.13
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 27 2,404 0.90
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,891 0.71
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 1,851 0.69
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 1,824 0.68
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 1,683 0.63
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 12 1,601 0.60
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 1,533 0.57
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 4 1,498 0.56
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 11 1,205 0.45
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 1,157 0.43
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 967 0.36
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 8 929 0.35
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 548 0.20
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 522 0.20
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 440 0.16
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 399 0.15
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 379 0.14
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 336 0.13
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 326 0.12
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 322 0.12
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 320 0.12
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 319 0.12
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 308 0.12
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.11
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 285 0.11
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 235 0.09
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 200 0.07
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 172 0.06
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 171 0.06
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 168 0.06
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 166 0.06
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 158 0.06
Orthodox Church in America: Bulgarian Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 156 0.06
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 152 0.06
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 134 0.05
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 118 0.04
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 75 0.03
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 69 0.03
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 62 0.02
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 58 0.02
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 54 0.02
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 45 0.02
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.01
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 25 0.01
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 12 0.00
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 2 0.00
Buddhists Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Hindus Other Other Groups 5 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Primitive Baptist Church, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 2,149 1,369,165  

The population of the St. Louis, MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,675,343 in 2000; in 1990 it was 2,560,517. The total population changed 4.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,369,165) included 51.2% 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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