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Religious Traditions, 2010

33,664 34,563 17,527 49,014 2,753 9,832 171,941
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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 4,556 13.08
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,619 4.65
Bah' Other Other Groups 1 157 0.45
Buddhists Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 54 70,558 202.64
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 72 0.21
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 1,629 4.68
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 30 0.09
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 675 1.94
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 512 1.47
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 398 1.14
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 617 1.77
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 762 2.19
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 27 0.08
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 28 0.08
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 1,906 5.47
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 4,827 13.86
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 269 0.77
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 97 0.28
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 69 0.20
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 53 0.15
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 2,298 6.60
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 440 1.26
Jewish Other Judaism 2 4,600 13.21
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 26 7,846 22.53
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 40 0.11
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 339 0.97
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 4 4,289 12.32
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 319 0.92
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 154 0.44
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.86
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 95 0.27
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 2,939 8.44
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 500 1.44
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 4,526 13.00
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 678 1.95
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 28 15,453 44.38
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 624 1.79
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 4,056 11.65
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 4,944 14.20
Totals: 267 143,301  

The population of St. Louis city, Missouri was 348,189 in 2000; in 1990 it was 396,685. The total population changed -12.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (143,301) included 41.2% 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 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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