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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
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 6 1,990 13.07
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 1,009 6.62
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 165 1.08
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 110 0.72
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 12 31,037 203.78
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 219 1.44
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 210 1.38
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 1,861 12.22
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 159 1.04
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 32 0.21
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 53 0.35
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 944 6.20
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 108 0.71
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 68 0.45
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 85 0.56
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 306 2.01
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 484 3.18
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 148 0.97
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 421 2.76
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 17 16,538 108.58
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 109 0.72
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 330 2.17
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 57 0.37
Jewish Other Judaism 1 120 0.79
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 11 7,416 48.69
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 1 70 0.46
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,232 8.09
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 572 3.76
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 99 0.65
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 2,142 14.06
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 121 0.79
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 197 1.29
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 645 4.23
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 367 2.41
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 310 2.04
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,365 8.96
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 13 5,174 33.97
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 87 0.57
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,801 11.82
Totals: 133 78,161  

The population of the Janesville-Beloit, WI, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 152,307 in 2000; in 1990 it was 139,510. The total population changed 9.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (78,161) included 51.3% 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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