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Camden County, New Jersey

Religious Traditions, 2010

21,048 6,925 37,518 2,500 180,343 27,141 238,182
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 52 186,838 371.6
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 20,043 39.9
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 50 15,112 30.1
Jewish Other Judaism 6 12,482 24.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 21 9,326 18.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 7,500 14.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 21 7,324 14.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 23 7,106 14.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 2,469 4.9
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 1,635 3.3
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
4 1,575 3.1
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 1,104 2.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 880 1.8
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 2 819 1.6
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 442 0.9
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 420 0.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 414 0.8
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 4 321 0.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 314 0.6
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 302 0.6
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 230 0.5
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 216 0.4
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 166 0.3
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 3 153 0.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 125 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 88 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 70 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 38 0.1
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Totals: 250 277,512  

The population of Camden County, New Jersey was 502,824 in 1990; in 1980 it was 471,650. The total population changed 6.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (277,512) included 55.2% of the total population in 1990.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at for those who are interested in these trends.


2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.

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