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