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La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

19,651 26,630 33,048 100 1,500 52,736
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 17 33,048 247.24
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 41 0.31
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 286 2.14
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 444 3.32
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 377 2.82
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 96 0.72
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 95 0.71
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 570 4.26
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 2,720 20.35
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 14 0.10
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,128 8.44
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,400 10.47
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
13 2,156 16.13
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 57 0.43
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 128 0.96
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 251 1.88
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 201 1.50
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 165 1.23
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 84 0.63
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 263 1.97
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 15 9,175 68.64
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 62 0.46
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 354 2.65
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 22 20,501 153.38
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 0.00
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 116 0.87
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 1,522 11.39
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,533 11.47
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 2,542 19.02
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.75
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 23 0.17
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 14 0.10
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 792 5.93
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 138 1.03
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 103 0.77
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 308 2.30
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 122 0.91
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 144 80,929  

The population of the La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 133,665 in 2010; in 2000 it was 126,838. The total population changed 5.4%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (80,929) included 60.5% 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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