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Calcasieu Parish (Louisiana)

Religious Traditions, 2010

51,570 8,823 9,563 64,050 33 1,527 57,202
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 51 33,397 173.25
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
34 10,476 54.35
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 20 64,050 332.26
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 18 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 15 7,378 38.27
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,599 13.48
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,572 8.15
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 1,270 6.59
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 980 5.08
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 6 4,113 21.34
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 926 4.80
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 317 1.64
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 4 1,112 5.77
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 168 0.87
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 320 1.66
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 1,775 9.21
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 544 2.82
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 311 1.61
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 365 1.89
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 293 1.52
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 374 1.94
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 141 0.73
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 193 1.00
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 598 3.10
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 33 0.17
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 27 0.14
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 901 4.67
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 110 0.57
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 1 83 0.43
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 212 1.10
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 1.60
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 154 0.80
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 331 1.72
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 81 0.42
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 54 0.28
Totals: 239 135,566  

The population of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana was 192,768 in 2010; in 2000 it was 183,577. The total population changed 5.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (135,566) included 70.3% 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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