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Eau Claire County (Wisconsin)

Religious Traditions, 2010

18,442 19,220 16,240 1,744 43,090
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant 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 10 16,240 164.48
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 14 15,067 152.60
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 6,953 70.42
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 3,355 33.98
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,177 22.05
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
8 1,557 15.77
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 1,391 14.09
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,046 10.59
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 969 9.81
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 6 794 8.04
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 757 7.67
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 708 7.17
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 703 7.12
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 473 4.79
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 418 4.23
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 364 3.69
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 360 3.65
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 328 3.32
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 287 2.91
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 249 2.52
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 243 2.46
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 206 2.09
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 195 1.97
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 138 1.40
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 129 1.31
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 110 1.11
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 105 1.06
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 80 0.81
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 73 0.74
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 58 0.59
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 55 0.56
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 39 0.39
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 19 0.19
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 1 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 109 55,646  

The population of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin was 98,736 in 2010; in 2000 it was 93,142. The total population changed 6.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (55,646) included 56.4% of the total population in 2010.

* 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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