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Janesville-Beloit, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

22,177 941 24,208 27,158 1,347 84,500
Evangelical Protestant Black 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
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 69 0.49
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 94 0.67
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 7 2,240 16.06
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,003 7.19
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 88 0.63
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 2,235 16.02
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 32,193 230.76
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 292 2.09
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 61 0.44
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 235 1.68
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 1,526 10.94
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 3 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 64 0.46
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 62 0.44
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 339 2.43
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 109 0.78
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 40 0.29
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 178 1.28
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 583 4.18
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 30 0.22
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 18 18,518 132.74
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 34 0.24
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 87 0.62
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 354 2.54
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 22 0.16
Jewish Other Judaism 1 120 0.86
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 7,640 54.76
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,630 11.68
Old Order Amish Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 150 1.08
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,295 16.45
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 115 0.82
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 286 2.05
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 396 2.84
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 609 4.37
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 390 2.80
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 430 3.08
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,527 10.95
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 18 7,893 56.58
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 92 0.66
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,774 12.72
Totals: 138 85,803  

The population of the Janesville-Beloit, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 139,510 in 1990; in 1980 it was 139,420. The total population changed 0.1%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (85,803) included 61.5% of the total population in 1990.

* 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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