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Richland County, Wisconsin

Denominational Groups, 2000

1,321 2,933   2,610 2 11,058
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 2 242 13.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 1 116 6.6
Catholic Church Catholic 6 2,672 152.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 293 16.7
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 1 240 13.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 1 44 2.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 3 1,118 63.8
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 1 147 8.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 2 225 12.8
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 41 2.3
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 1 172 9.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 1 259 14.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 1 115 6.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 9 1,554 88.7
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 170 9.7
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 32 7,408  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 17,521. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (7,408) include 42.3% of the total population in 1990.


The 1990 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 132 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Martin B. Bradley, Norman M. Green, Jr., Dale E. Jones, Mac Lynn, and Lou McNeil supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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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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