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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Religious Traditions, 2010

116,298 38,583 51,652 9,080 199,153 24,760 508,209
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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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126 32,340 34.1
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 9 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 10 2,571 2.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 23 7,066 7.5
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 61 0.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 10 2,253 2.4
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 450 0.5
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 10 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 276 0.3
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 745 0.8
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 27 18,127 19.1
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 10 2,421 2.6
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 186 0.2
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 32 12,121 12.8
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 80 199,153 210.1
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 3 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 5 --- ---
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.3
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,220 3.4
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 110 0.1
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 700 0.7
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 4,500 4.7
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 13 3,606 3.8
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 154 0.2
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 31 0.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 7 2,542 2.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 369 0.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 32 0.0
Evangelical Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 2,187 2.3
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 310 0.3
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,031 1.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 6 1,230 1.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 3 5,322 5.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 8 4,135 4.4
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 138 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 1,041 1.1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 50 23,043 24.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 44 28,274 29.8
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 45 20,416 21.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,048 2.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 124 0.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,741 2.9
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 169 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 555 0.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 25 7,840 8.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 452 0.5
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 5 1,799 1.9
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 300 0.3
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 4 114 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 41 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 42 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 8 9,156 9.7
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 1 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 10,960 11.6
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 166 0.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 28 12,191 12.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 35 0.0
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 186 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 43 0.0
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 2,176 2.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 3,532 3.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 12 0.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 531 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 3,601 3.8
Totals: 744 439,526  

The population of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin was 947,735 in 2010; in 2000 it was 940,164. The total population changed 0.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (439,526) included 46.4% 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.