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Cumberland County, New Jersey

Denominational Groups, 2000

8,681 13,499 633 33,491 2,018 88,116
Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational "adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The historically African American denominations are not included in the 2000 congregation and membership totals. Many are also missing in 1990 and most historically African American denominations are missing in the 1980 reports.
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Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 7 2,882 19.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 7 3,031 20.7
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 18 0.1
Buddhism Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 19 33,491 228.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 1 396 2.7
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 6 278 1.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 1 57 0.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 4 1,816 12.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 97 0.7
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 1 51 0.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 4 764 5.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 3 1,531 10.5
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 1 131 0.9
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 203 1.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 1 333 2.3
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 4 2,000 13.7
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 402 2.8
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 1 22 0.2
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 2 0 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 183 1.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 9 1,718 11.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 1 172 1.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 2 436 3.0
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 5 567 3.9
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 3 307 2.1
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 1 300 2.1
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 37 6,473 44.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 3 663 4.5
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 133 58,322  
Total (Adjusted)**:   75,744  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 138,053; in 2000 it was 146,438. The total population changed 6.1%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (58,322) include 39.8% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (75,744) include 51.7% of the population.


*The “Unadjusted Totals” come from the 1990 and 2000 data collected by representatives of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). While quite comprehensive, this data excludes most of the historically African-American denominations and some other major groups. As a result, these numbers will be an underestimate of the total adherence rate, particularly in areas with a large African-American population. The 2000 data included 149 religious groups and the final results are published in Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Copyright © 2002, All rights reserved. The 1990 data included 132 groups and the final results are published in Churches and Church Membership in the United States 1990 Copyright © 1990, All rights reserved. Published by Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave., North, Nashville, TN 37208. [More information on the data collection]

**The “Adjusted Totals” include all adherents in the denominations counted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and estimates adherent totals for the historically African-American denominations and other religious groups not listed in the ASARB totals. An article by Roger Finke and Christopher P. Scheitle (2005) reviews how these estimates were computed.

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2000 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of approximately 8 (8.1) in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County are Episcopalian.

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