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Mercer County, New Jersey

Religious Traditions, 2010

17,274 5,146 29,638 1,960 121,650 17,115 173,730
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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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 25 121,650 331.9
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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21 8,165 22.3
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 20 7,631 20.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 6,290 17.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 5,840 15.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 19 5,836 15.9
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 5,122 14.0
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 3,346 9.1
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 3,313 9.0
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 6 3,021 8.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 2,978 8.1
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 2,939 8.0
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 3 1,650 4.5
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 7 1,570 4.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,533 4.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 1,518 4.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 1,396 3.8
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,200 3.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 862 2.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 569 1.6
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 500 1.4
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 2 495 1.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 475 1.3
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 450 1.2
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 364 1.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 363 1.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 323 0.9
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 310 0.8
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 307 0.8
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 6 277 0.8
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 267 0.7
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 193 0.5
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 193 0.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 182 0.5
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 181 0.5
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 181 0.5
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 181 0.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 163 0.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 146 0.4
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 141 0.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 123 0.3
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 113 0.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 103 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 100 0.3
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 49 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 48 0.1
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 2 41 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 41 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 40 0.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 4 0.0
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 5 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 2 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 7 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Totals: 276 192,783  

The population of Mercer County, New Jersey was 366,513 in 2010; in 2000 it was 350,761. The total population changed 4.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (192,783) included 52.6% of the total population in 2010.

* 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 www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

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.