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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 % Change
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant +1 +3,474 120.0%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox +1 +730 n.a.
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant +3 +885 101.0%
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant +1 +30 n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic +4 +52,581 18.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant +5 +2,384 1347.0%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 0 -312 n.a.
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant +2 +160 144.0%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Theology +7 +1,262 311.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant +1 -38 -27.0%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 0 +29 28.0%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant +1 +268 44.0%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant +1 -2,469 -31.0%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant +1 +116 65.0%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 0 -2,118 -34.0%
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant +1 +52 73.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox +2 +3,045 n.a.
Jewish Estimate Other Theology +12 +38,830 629.0%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant +1 +281 13.0%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant 0 -129 -59.0%
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox +3 +502 n.a.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 0 -5,722 -44.0%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant +2 +65 n.a.
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant +1 -1,621 -36.0%
Salvation Army, The Evangelical Protestant 0 +104 29.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant +6 +1,078 191.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant +5 +241 36.0%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox +1 +1,290 614.0%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 0 +89 47.0%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 0 -1,441 -49.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant +1 -1,489 -20.0%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 0 -48 -28.0%
  Totals: +63 92,109 +26.4%

The population of this county (or equivalent) in 1980 was 595,893; in 2000 it was 750,162. The total population changed 11.7%. The adherent totals for 1980 (350,359) represent 58.8% of the 1980 population. The adherent totals for 2000 (449,216) include 59.9% of the 2000 population. The totals represent the change in groups that reported in both 1980 and 2000 only. There is sufficient data for 32 groups to calculate 1980-2000 change. These 32 groups had 349,462 adherents in 1980 and 441,571 adherents in 2000, for a change of 26.4%

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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