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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana - County 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 29 100,379 415.21
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 19,234 79.56
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 40 17,200 71.15
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 22 13,992 57.88
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 6 6,457 26.71
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 5,340 22.09
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 8 1,860 7.69
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 1,299 5.37
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 706 2.92
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 593 2.45
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 550 2.28
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 490 2.03
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 1 486 2.01
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 3 362 1.50
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 3 360 1.49
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 1 354 1.46
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 223 0.92
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 186 0.77
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 2 177 0.73
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 162 0.67
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 130 0.54
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 126 0.52
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 121 0.50
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 120 0.50
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 105 0.43
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 104 0.43
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 90 0.37
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 70 0.29
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 34 0.14
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 29 0.12
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 17 0.07
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 3 0.01
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 1 0 0.00
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 241,753 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (171,359) included 70.9% 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

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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