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Waukesha County, Wisconsin

Religious Traditions, 2010

71,237   38,654   115,008 9,840 155,152
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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 412 1.1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 3,426 8.8
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 3 194 0.5
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 675 1.7
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 28 115,008 295.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 3,298 8.5
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 1,366 3.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 896 2.3
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 4 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 33 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 4 1,645 4.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 225 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 65 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 2,490 6.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 1,740 4.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 838 2.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 28 24,007 61.6
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 485 1.2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 226 0.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 80 0.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 9 0.0
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 16 0.0
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 10 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 6,000 15.4
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 7 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 19 17,337 44.5
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 30 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 374 1.0
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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34 23,000 59.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 454 1.2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 332 0.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 1,838 4.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 322 0.8
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 343 0.9
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 57 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 121 0.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 276 0.7
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 70 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 944 2.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 4,086 10.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 6,131 15.7
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 334 0.9
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 18 15,533 39.8
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 13 0.0
Totals: 272 234,739  

The population of Waukesha County, Wisconsin was 389,891 in 2010; in 2000 it was 360,767. The total population changed 8.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (234,739) included 60.2% 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.


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