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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 1,114 2.6
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 124 0.3
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,393 3.3
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 243 0.6
Buddhists Other Other Groups 11 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 39 119,246 279.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 213 0.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 286 0.7
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 420 1.0
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 11 0.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 25 0.1
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,129 2.6
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 192 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 179 0.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 131 0.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 200 0.5
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 135 0.3
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 1,849 4.3
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 146 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 6 2,003 4.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 52 49,561 116.2
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 100 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 75 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 132 0.3
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 243 0.6
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,251 2.9
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 4,500 10.6
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 171 0.4
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 230 0.5
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 5 4,500 10.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 4,473 10.5
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 76 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups --- --- ---
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 706 1.7
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 1,218 2.9
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 169 0.4
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 42 0.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 828 1.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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--- --- ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 289 0.7
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 28 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 4,190 9.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 127 0.3
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 743 1.7
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 576 1.4
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 251 0.6
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 1,730 4.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 5,645 13.2
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 23 8,595 20.2
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 63 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 200 0.5
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 12 4,173 9.8
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 273 223,924  

The population of Dane County, Wisconsin was 426,526 in 2000; in 1990 it was 367,085. The total population changed 16.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (223,924) included 52.5% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.