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Madison, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

43,333 779 94,108 445 130,701 13,117 322,952
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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 0 ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 12 2,473 5.9
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 9 1,359 3.3
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 62 107,431 257.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 105 0.3
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 426 1.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,113 2.7
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 123 0.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 13 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,110 2.7
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 76 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 500 1.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 175 0.4
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 553 1.3
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 53 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 45 0.1
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 2,456 5.9
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 95 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 576 1.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 75 58,128 139.5
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 2,906 7.0
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 165 0.4
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 198 0.5
Jewish Other Judaism 2 1,317 3.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 13 8,200 19.7
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 30 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,286 3.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 491 1.2
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 159 0.4
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 7,454 17.9
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 265 0.6
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 121 0.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,134 2.7
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 270 0.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 1,154 2.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 876 2.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 803 1.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 27 12,623 30.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 53 18,035 43.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 18 8,503 20.4
Totals: 373 242,800  

The population of the Madison, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 416,581 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (242,800) included 58.3% of the total population in 1980.

Madison, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 4 counties: Columbia County, Wisconsin, Dane County, Wisconsin, Green County, Wisconsin, Iowa 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 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.