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La Crosse County, Wisconsin

Denominational Groups, 2000

13,342 23,034 86 31,551 699 38,408
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 1 82 0.8
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 1 86 0.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 2 293 2.7
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 1 117 1.1
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 28 0.3
Buddhism Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 12 31,551 294.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 247 2.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 384 3.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 2 511 4.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 1 42 0.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 95 0.9
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 76 0.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 303 2.8
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 4 1,525 14.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 18 17,327 161.8
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 1 20 0.2
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 1 100 0.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 3 965 9.0
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptist Associations/Fellowships Evangelical Protestant 4 554 5.2
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 69 0.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 6 1,522 14.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 150 1.4
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 1 251 2.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 2 143 1.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 2 24 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 60 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 3 1,482 13.8
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 5 2,318 21.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 375 3.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 10 8,012 74.8
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 91 68,712  
Total (Adjusted)**:   76,137  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 97,904; in 2000 it was 107,120. The total population changed 9.4%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (68,712) include 64.1% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (76,137) include 71.1% of the population.


*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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