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Rock County, Wisconsin

Denominational Groups, 2000

16,491 29,389   31,037 1,244 74,146
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 6 1,990 13.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 4 1,009 6.6
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The Evangelical Protestant 1 165 1.1
Bahá'í Other Theology 2 110 0.7
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 306 2.0
Catholic Church Catholic 12 31,037 203.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 219 1.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 1 210 1.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 3 1,861 12.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 1 159 1.0
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 32 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 53 0.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 2 944 6.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 1 108 0.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 68 0.5
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 85 0.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 2 484 3.2
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 148 1.0
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant 4 421 2.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 17 16,538 108.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 3 330 2.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 57 0.4
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 2 109 0.7
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 1 120 0.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 11 7,416 48.7
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 1 70 0.5
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 5 1,232 8.1
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Baptist Associations/Fellowships Evangelical Protestant 4 572 3.8
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 99 0.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 6 2,142 14.1
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant 2 121 0.8
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 197 1.3
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 2 645 4.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 4 367 2.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 3 310 2.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 5 1,365 9.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 13 5,174 34.0
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 1 87 0.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 4 1,801 11.8
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 133 78,161  
Total (Adjusted)**:   89,004  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 139,510; in 2000 it was 152,307. The total population changed 9.2%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (78,161) include 51.3% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (89,004) include 58.4% of the population.

Source

*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. www.glenmary.org [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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