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Madison, WI Metro Area - Metro Area 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 51 97,733 143.56
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 69 46,292 68.00
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 57 29,122 42.78
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 49 12,066 17.72
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 19 8,671 12.74
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 4 8,434 12.39
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 24 6,074 8.92
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 16 5,523 8.11
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 10 4,476 6.57
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 5 4,310 6.33
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 21 4,102 6.03
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 15 3,194 4.69
Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 8 1,832 2.69
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 1,593 2.34
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 3 1,500 2.20
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 6 1,455 2.14
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 5 1,420 2.09
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 8 1,302 1.91
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 14 1,296 1.90
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 21 1,187 1.74
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 6 1,186 1.74
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 6 773 1.14
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 713 1.05
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 9 643 0.94
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 564 0.83
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 2 535 0.79
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 2 500 0.73
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3 484 0.71
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 446 0.66
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5 436 0.64
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 423 0.62
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 420 0.62
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2 400 0.59
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 374 0.55
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 355 0.52
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 350 0.51
Moravian Church in America (Unitas Fratrum), Northern Province Mainline Protestant 3 324 0.48
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 2 312 0.46
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 307 0.45
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5 306 0.45
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 302 0.44
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 4 290 0.43
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 266 0.39
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 197 0.29
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 0.26
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 1 180 0.26
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 145 0.21
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 2 132 0.19
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 2 125 0.18
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 120 0.18
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 2 107 0.16
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 100 0.15
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 1 64 0.09
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference of the United States and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 54 0.08
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 46 0.07
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 45 0.07
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1 38 0.06
Weaverland Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 0 26 0.04
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 24 0.04
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 17 0.02
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1 10 0.01
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1 5 0.01
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Christians Spiritualist Family 1
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 1
Unification Church Other Other Groups Family 1
Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 5
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 2
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 1
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 2
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, Oregon Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Converge Worldwide Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christians Christian Science Family 2
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Church of the Lutheran Confession Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 2
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 22
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 2
Primitive Methodist Church in the U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 3
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 10
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this metro area was 680,796 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (253,906) included 37.3% 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 https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

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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