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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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Reports


Religious Bodies Theology Congregations Adherents % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant +1 +447 18.0%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 0 +833 38.0%
Catholic Church Catholic +1 -347 -1.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant -1 +246 164.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant -1 -622 -69.0%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant +1 +57 n.a.
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 0 +47 3.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 -71 -42.0%
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +51 n.a.
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 0 -1,235 -62.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 +114 8.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 0 +64 96.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +1 +333 n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +2 +1,491 293.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -61 -13.0%
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant +2 0 n.a.
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 0 -205 -53.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant -1 -1,176 -41.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 0 +49 40.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +40 10.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +1 +68 14.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +2 +166 118.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant -1 -3,320 -34.0%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant +3 +663 n.a.
  Totals: 12 -2,368 -3.9%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 132,866; in 2000 it was 146,438. The total population changed 6.1%. The adherent totals for 1980 (61,734) represent 46.5% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (58,322) include 39.8% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 24 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 24 groups had 60,147 adherents in 1980 and 57,779 adherents in 2000, for a change of -3.9%

Sources

The 2000 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and includes statistics for 149 religious groups, including number of churches and adherents. Dale E. Jones, Sherri Doty, Clifford Grammich, James E. Horsch, Richard Houseal, Mac Lynn, John P. Marcum, Kenneth M. Sanchagrin and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States, 2000, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

The 1980 data were collected by the Glenmary Research Center and include statistics for 111 Judeo-Christian church bodies, including number of churches and adherents. Bernard Quinn, Herman Anderson, Martin Bradley, Paul Goetting and Peggy Shriver supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1980, published by the Glenmary Research Center.

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