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Religious Traditions, 2010

116,298 38,583 51,652 199,153 9,080 24,760 508,209
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox 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 92 261,485 278.13
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 46 32,966 35.06
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 52 28,406 30.21
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 47 25,489 27.11
Jewish Other Judaism 16 17,100 18.19
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 27 9,560 10.17
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 26 9,322 9.92
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 20 7,222 7.68
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 19 6,067 6.45
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 16 5,029 5.35
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 13 4,912 5.22
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 4,852 5.16
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 4,000 4.25
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 3,994 4.25
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,264 3.47
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 3,092 3.29
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 2,857 3.04
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 2,233 2.38
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 2,114 2.25
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,657 1.76
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 1,623 1.73
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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2 1,300 1.38
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 861 0.92
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 737 0.78
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 691 0.73
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 639 0.68
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 619 0.66
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 480 0.51
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 454 0.48
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 4 445 0.47
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 420 0.45
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 415 0.44
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 384 0.41
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 366 0.39
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 155 0.16
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 122 0.13
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 108 0.11
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 104 0.11
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 95 0.10
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 88 0.09
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 81 0.09
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 70 0.07
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 63 0.07
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 57 0.06
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 54 0.06
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 53 0.06
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 32 0.03
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 31 0.03
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 25 0.03
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 15 0.02
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 14 0.01
Buddhists Other Other Groups 8 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 504 446,222  

The population of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin was 940,164 in 2000; in 1990 it was 959,275. The total population changed -2.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (446,222) included 47.5% of the total population in 2000.

* 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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