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Ruston, LA Micro Area - Metro Area Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 25 14,632 302.34
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 12 3,290 67.98
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 7 2,723 56.26
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 1,152 23.80
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 2 1,101 22.75
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 700 14.46
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 2 448 9.26
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 410 8.47
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 395 8.16
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 300 6.20
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 300 6.20
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 256 5.29
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 227 4.69
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 140 2.89
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 118 2.44
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 85 1.76
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 78 1.61
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 41 0.85
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 6 0.12
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 5 0.10
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 4
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 48,396 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (26,407) included 54.6% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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