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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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 55 130,701 215.9
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 71 57,288 94.6
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 50 15,665 25.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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51 10,049 16.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 25 9,040 14.9
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 22 7,983 13.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 16 6,992 11.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 6,515 10.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 22 5,269 8.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 3,917 6.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 9 2,917 4.8
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 3 2,616 4.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 3 2,328 3.8
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 2,154 3.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 1,860 3.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,790 3.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 1,646 2.7
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 8 1,527 2.5
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 930 1.5
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 745 1.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 736 1.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 697 1.2
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 5 589 1.0
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 5 531 0.9
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 503 0.8
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 2 475 0.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 411 0.7
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 411 0.7
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 2 410 0.7
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 6 381 0.6
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 373 0.6
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 351 0.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 338 0.6
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 332 0.5
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 326 0.5
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 300 0.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 299 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 248 0.4
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 238 0.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 224 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 220 0.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 212 0.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 181 0.3
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 165 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 164 0.3
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 157 0.3
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 142 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 138 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 135 0.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 130 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 115 0.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 109 0.2
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.2
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 73 0.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 1 60 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 58 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 50 0.1
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 42 0.1
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 39 0.1
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 35 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 25 0.0
Conservative Yearly Meetings of Friends* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 10 0.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 8 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 1 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 8 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 12 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Totals: 533 282,483  

The population of the Madison, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 605,435 in 2010; in 2000 it was 535,421. The total population changed 13.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (282,483) included 46.7% of the total population in 2010.

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.