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St. Louis County (Missouri)

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 102 311,770 320.13
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 73 54,717 56.18
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 46 43,438 44.60
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 43 28,859 29.63
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 37 26,340 27.05
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 29 21,599 22.18
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 3,710 3.81
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 17 4,634 4.76
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 8,746 8.98
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 15 9,591 9.85
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 13 3,434 3.53
Jewish Other Judaism 10 14,737 15.13
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 9 875 0.90
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 999 1.03
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,892 1.94
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 687 0.71
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 6 1,792 1.84
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 2,360 2.42
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 2,801 2.88
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 898 0.92
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 212 0.22
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 152 0.16
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 561 0.58
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 116 0.12
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 308 0.32
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 365 0.37
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 85 0.09
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 157 0.16
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 1,239 1.27
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 495 0.51
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 386 0.40
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 88 0.09
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 28 0.03
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 142 0.15
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 123 0.13
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 5 0.01
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 150 0.15
Mennonite Church, The General Conference Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 24 0.02
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 200 0.21
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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0 0 0.00
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
United Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Totals: 503 548,715  

The population of St. Louis County, Missouri was 973,896 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (548,715) included 56.3% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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