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Green Bay, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

43,246 24,875 128,660 100 1,922 107,438
Evangelical 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
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 60 141,100 499.29
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 21 18,262 64.62
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 22 11,899 42.11
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 19 8,058 28.51
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 5,572 19.72
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 2,452 8.68
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 8 1,921 6.80
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
1 1,600 5.66
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,589 5.62
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,383 4.89
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 1,319 4.67
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 1,094 3.87
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 899 3.18
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 721 2.55
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 652 2.31
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 577 2.04
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 556 1.97
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 520 1.84
Jewish Other Judaism 0 500 1.77
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 437 1.55
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 320 1.13
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 264 0.93
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 220 0.78
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 143 0.51
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 122 0.43
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 110 0.39
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 100 0.35
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 95 0.34
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 94 0.33
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 94 0.33
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 68 0.24
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 61 0.22
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 61 0.22
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 56 0.20
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 45 0.16
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 43 0.15
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Totals: 211 203,007  

The population of the Green Bay, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 282,599 in 2000; in 1990 it was 243,698. The total population changed 16.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (203,007) included 71.8% 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 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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