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Janesville-Beloit, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

22,177 941 24,208   27,158 1,347 84,500
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 27,158 169.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 16 15,204 94.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
19 6,558 40.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 6,041 37.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 3,800 23.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 3 2,536 15.8
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,758 11.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 1,692 10.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,668 10.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,395 8.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 987 6.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 737 4.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 670 4.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 660 4.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 619 3.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 566 3.5
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 415 2.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 401 2.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 306 1.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 261 1.6
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 246 1.5
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 226 1.4
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 198 1.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 163 1.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 140 0.9
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 138 0.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 1 135 0.8
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 124 0.8
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 105 0.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 105 0.7
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 98 0.6
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 97 0.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 89 0.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 1 80 0.5
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 69 0.4
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 64 0.4
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 64 0.4
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 0 57 0.4
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 53 0.3
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 25 0.2
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 21 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 21 0.1
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 20 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 11 0.1
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
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 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Totals: 157 75,831  

The population of the Janesville-Beloit, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 160,331 in 2010; in 2000 it was 152,307. The total population changed 5.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (75,831) included 47.3% of the total population in 2010.

Janesville-Beloit, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Rock County, Wisconsin.

* 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 for those who are interested in these trends.


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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