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