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Middlesex County, New Jersey

Denominational Groups, 2000

12,014 33,978 6,109 343,095 54,020 300,946
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 Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic 71 343,095 457.4
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 27 45,000 60.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 23 7,435 9.9
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 3 6,982 9.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 14 6,369 8.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 20 6,013 8.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 19 5,477 7.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 14 4,108 5.5
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 2 3,045 4.1
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 12 2,929 3.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant 6 2,561 3.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 4 2,486 3.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 10 1,760 2.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology 8 1,668 2.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 12 1,642 2.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 2 1,500 2.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 7 1,497 2.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 8 911 1.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant 4 876 1.2
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox 1 730 1.0
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 3 502 0.7
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 2 459 0.6
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant 2 294 0.4
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 1 278 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 3 271 0.4
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 1 200 0.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 134 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox 1 132 0.2
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 2 123 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 1 122 0.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 2 101 0.1
Bahá'í Other Theology 0 92 0.1
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 90 0.1
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 1 87 0.1
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant 1 70 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 2 65 0.1
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 55 0.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant 1 30 0.0
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 1 27 0.0
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 2 0 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 1 n.a. n.a.
Buddhism Other Theology 2 n.a. n.a.
Jain Other Theology 1 n.a. n.a.
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 3 n.a. n.a.
Hindu Other Theology 8 n.a. n.a.
Totals (Unadjusted)*: 313 449,216  
Total (Adjusted)**:   534,767  

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1990 was 671,780; in 2000 it was 750,162. The total population changed 11.7%. The unadjusted adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (449,216) include 59.9% of the total population in 2000. The adjusted total adherents (534,767) include 71.3% of the population.

Source

*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. www.glenmary.org [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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