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Dane County (Wisconsin)

Religious Traditions, 2010

30,727 779 73,128 106,036 445 12,968 263,990
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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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 49 46,832 144.75
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 38 84,575 261.40
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 22 9,700 29.98
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 6,355 19.64
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 4,710 14.56
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 4,413 13.64
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 8 3,406 10.53
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 2,245 6.94
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 5 474 1.47
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 570 1.76
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 426 1.32
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 2,666 8.24
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 1,286 3.97
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 3 1,400 4.33
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 85 0.26
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,110 3.43
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 876 2.71
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 76 0.23
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 474 1.47
Jewish Other Judaism 2 1,317 4.07
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 791 2.44
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 803 2.48
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 0 0.00
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 276 0.85
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 123 0.38
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 13 0.04
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 254 0.79
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 130 0.40
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 45 0.14
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 95 0.29
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 165 0.51
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 198 0.61
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 436 1.35
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 146 0.45
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 173 0.53
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 270 0.83
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 0 0 0.00
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 0 0 0.00
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 0 0 0.00
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 0 0 0.00
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 0 30 0.09
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 0 0.00
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 0 0 0.00
Totals: 214 176,944  

The population of Dane County, Wisconsin was 323,545 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (176,944) included 54.7% of the total population in 1980.

* 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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