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Ouachita Parish (Louisiana)

Religious Traditions, 2010

64,281 8,908 11,018 10,152 30 2,071 57,260
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 61 47,806 310.99
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 7 10,152 66.04
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 8,967 58.33
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 13 5,430 35.32
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
27 4,585 29.83
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 3,191 20.76
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 3,066 19.95
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 2,751 17.90
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 1,353 8.80
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,208 7.86
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,155 7.51
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 879 5.72
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 843 5.48
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 603 3.92
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 565 3.68
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 502 3.27
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 390 2.54
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 377 2.45
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 365 2.37
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 323 2.10
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 268 1.74
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 200 1.30
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 192 1.25
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 191 1.24
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 188 1.22
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 188 1.22
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 166 1.08
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 162 1.05
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 116 0.75
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 92 0.60
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 62 0.40
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 52 0.34
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 33 0.21
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 30 0.20
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 9 0.06
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Southern Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 --- ---
Totals: 245 96,460  

The population of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana was 153,720 in 2010; in 2000 it was 147,250. The total population changed 4.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (96,460) included 62.8% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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