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New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 130 535,141 420.76
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 228 70,010 55.05
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 197 68,164 53.59
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 86 24,670 19.40
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 52 24,006 18.87
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 12 17,620 13.85
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 29 13,634 10.72
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 37 9,680 7.61
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 46 8,625 6.78
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 21 8,540 6.71
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 10 7,940 6.24
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 17 6,450 5.07
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 28 6,278 4.94
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 11 6,127 4.82
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 26 4,291 3.37
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 5 4,280 3.37
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 23 4,140 3.26
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 4,096 3.22
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 18 3,531 2.78
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 14 2,481 1.95
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 2 2,350 1.85
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 2,231 1.75
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 2,152 1.69
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 11 2,136 1.68
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 19 2,131 1.68
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 3 2,110 1.66
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 7 1,733 1.36
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 16 1,666 1.31
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 1,313 1.03
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,100 0.86
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 14 1,053 0.83
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 840 0.66
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 6 704 0.55
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 589 0.46
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4 508 0.40
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 480 0.38
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 5 435 0.34
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 4 382 0.30
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 370 0.29
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 320 0.25
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 280 0.22
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 3 279 0.22
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 269 0.21
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 259 0.20
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 258 0.20
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1 192 0.15
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 180 0.14
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 1 180 0.14
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 180 0.14
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 164 0.13
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 140 0.11
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 121 0.10
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 108 0.08
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 100 0.08
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 82 0.06
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 46 0.04
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 42 0.03
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 31 0.02
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 22 0.02
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Vanguard Presbytery Evangelical Protestant 1
Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies Evangelical Protestant 1
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 5
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Calvary Chapel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 6
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 3
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 6
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 29
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Other Other Groups Family 1
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 1,271,845 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (857,240) included 67.4% 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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