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St. Louis, MO-IL 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 257 596,728 211.59
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 329 161,404 57.23
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 374 131,159 46.51
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 149 78,218 27.73
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 162 67,273 23.85
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 147 54,612 19.36
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 27 36,984 13.11
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 128 35,441 12.57
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 30 23,868 8.46
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 38 22,910 8.12
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 38 19,824 7.03
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 57 19,127 6.78
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 76 16,344 5.80
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 104 15,794 5.60
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 62 12,223 4.33
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 6 12,086 4.29
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 38 11,678 4.14
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 48 11,290 4.00
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 35 9,856 3.49
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 70 9,469 3.36
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 32 8,437 2.99
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 20 8,212 2.91
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 32 7,148 2.53
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 10 5,532 1.96
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 41 5,223 1.85
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 17 4,933 1.75
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 3,531 1.25
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 24 3,496 1.24
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 3,400 1.21
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 13 3,366 1.19
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 13 3,198 1.13
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 28 3,073 1.09
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 2 3,002 1.06
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 5 2,904 1.03
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 6 2,464 0.87
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 8 2,410 0.85
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 11 1,980 0.70
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 7 1,495 0.53
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 1,394 0.49
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 14 1,159 0.41
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 1,100 0.39
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 4 1,034 0.37
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 3 1,012 0.36
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 5 963 0.34
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 6 900 0.32
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 5 900 0.32
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 7 809 0.29
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 10 801 0.28
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 4 770 0.27
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 6 760 0.27
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 513 0.18
Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 500 0.18
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 450 0.16
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 414 0.15
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 380 0.13
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 378 0.13
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 370 0.13
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 365 0.13
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 3 362 0.13
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 336 0.12
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 286 0.10
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 226 0.08
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 4 215 0.08
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 204 0.07
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 189 0.07
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 187 0.07
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 180 0.06
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 159 0.06
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 153 0.05
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 150 0.05
Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 133 0.05
Armenian Apostolic Church (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 130 0.05
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 124 0.04
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 112 0.04
Ecumenical Catholic Communion Other Christians 2 107 0.04
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 100 0.04
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 91 0.03
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 87 0.03
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 80 0.03
United Holy Church of America Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 53 0.02
Apostolic Christian Church of America Evangelical Protestant Froehlich Churches Family 1 46 0.02
Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith, McDonough, GA) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 38 0.01
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 26 0.01
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 25 0.01
Swedenborgian Church Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1 23 0.01
Evangelical Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 0 0.00
Independent Judaism Judaism 1 0 0.00
Bethel Ministerial Association Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Holiness Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Vedanta Society Other Other Groups Family 1
American Ethical Union Other Liberal Family 2
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Ecumenical Catholic Church Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 2
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 2
Chabad Judaism Judaism 4
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 3
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 16
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 10
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 9
Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAmerica) Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 4
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 17
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 10
Fire Baptized Holiness Church (Wesleyan) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2
Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 3
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 9
Polish National Catholic Church of America Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 19
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 10
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 61
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 2,820,253 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (1,438,886) included 51.0% 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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