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Dane County, Wisconsin

Religious Traditions, 2010

30,727 779 73,128 445 106,036 12,968 263,990
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 48 48,620 99.6
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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35 7,448 15.3
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 34 106,036 217.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 25 9,753 20.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 5,035 10.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 3,921 8.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 4,214 8.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 3,664 7.5
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,233 2.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 2,832 5.8
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 6,075 12.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 639 1.3
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 7 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 6 2,031 4.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 5 361 0.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 5 1,402 2.9
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 4 562 1.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 750 1.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 3,755 7.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 109 0.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 188 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 224 0.5
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 411 0.8
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 2,616 5.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 83 0.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 861 1.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 2,328 4.8
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 338 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 282 0.6
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 410 0.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 411 0.8
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 326 0.7
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 160 0.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 58 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 164 0.3
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 373 0.8
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 130 0.3
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 475 1.0
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 736 1.5
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 43 0.1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 157 0.3
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 165 0.3
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 8 0.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 138 0.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 745 1.5
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 10 0.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 35 0.1
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 220 0.5
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 142 0.3
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 351 0.7
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 181 0.4
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 115 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 39 0.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 332 0.7
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 50 0.1
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 238 0.5
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,790 3.7
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 25 0.1
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 73 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 1 0.0
Totals: 351 224,083  

The population of Dane County, Wisconsin was 488,073 in 2010; in 2000 it was 426,526. The total population changed 14.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (224,083) included 45.9% of the total population in 2010.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.