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Middlesex County, New Jersey

Religious Traditions, 2010

29,296 5,879 35,693 13,491 322,340 48,717 354,442
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 2,000 2.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 424 0.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 17 10,953 13.5
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 325 0.4
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 200 0.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 17 2,225 2.7
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 88 0.1
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 264 0.3
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 5 3,041 3.8
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 72 322,340 398.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 5,010 6.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restoration Movement 2 2,182 2.7
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 120 0.1
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 233 0.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 182 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,619 2.0
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 165 0.2
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 15 0.0
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restoration Movement 2 164 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 1 161 0.2
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 6 5,365 6.6
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,380 4.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 15 4,460 5.5
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 85 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 15 3,552 4.4
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 0 ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 46 0.1
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 7,400 9.1
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 8 7,180 8.9
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 7 118 0.1
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 12 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 4 3,550 4.4
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 307 0.4
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 97 0.1
Jain Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 7 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,158 1.4
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 216 0.3
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 250 0.3
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 1 38 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 9 17,723 21.9
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 61 0.1
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 6 2,970 3.7
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 242 0.3
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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41 15,782 19.5
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 800 1.0
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 12 6,000 7.4
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 2 --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 24 5,368 6.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 78 0.1
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 4 3,510 4.3
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,874 2.3
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 60 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 485 0.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 13 2,290 2.8
Sikh Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 9 704 0.9
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 50 0.1
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 810 1.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 243 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 1,130 1.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 19 6,090 7.5
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 114 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 1 107 0.1
Totals: 421 455,416  

The population of Middlesex County, New Jersey was 809,858 in 2010; in 2000 it was 750,162. The total population changed 8.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (455,416) included 56.2% 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.


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