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Eau Claire, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

24,738 27,209 31,090 25 1,945 76,144
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 22 31,090 192.92
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 --- ---
Amish Groups, undifferentiated* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 10 1,272 7.89
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,199 7.44
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 315 1.95
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 384 2.38
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 26 0.16
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 1,391 8.63
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 55 0.34
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 80 0.50
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 360 2.23
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 395 2.45
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 790 4.90
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 39 0.24
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 16 8,800 54.61
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 3,477 21.58
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
15 3,024 18.77
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 35 0.22
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 129 0.80
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 65 0.40
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 243 1.51
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 464 2.88
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 50 0.31
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 364 2.26
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,781 11.05
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 110 0.68
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 3 577 3.58
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 26 20,630 128.02
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 19 0.12
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 658 4.08
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,343 8.33
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 3,872 24.03
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 25 0.16
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 73 0.45
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 73 0.45
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 889 5.52
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 138 0.86
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 1 105 0.65
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 4 --- ---
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 418 2.59
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 249 1.55
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 196 85,007  

The population of the Eau Claire, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 161,151 in 2010; in 2000 it was 148,337. The total population changed 8.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (85,007) included 52.7% 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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