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Sauk County, Wisconsin - County Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 8 12,163 184.95
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 8 5,192 78.95
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 10 3,550 53.98
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 7 2,475 37.64
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 6 2,112 32.12
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 12 1,869 28.42
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 7 875 13.31
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 2 585 8.90
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1 424 6.45
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2 412 6.26
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 1 390 5.93
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 298 4.53
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2 271 4.12
Old German Baptist Brethren Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 245 3.73
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 239 3.63
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 222 3.38
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 192 2.92
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2 176 2.68
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 150 2.28
Friends United Meeting Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 99 1.51
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 98 1.49
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 82 1.25
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 1 66 1.00
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 53 0.81
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 0 9 0.14
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Full Gospel Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population

The population of this county was 65,763 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (32,247) included 49.0% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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