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Monmouth County, New Jersey

Religious Traditions, 2010

16,025 6,507 37,657 6,377 262,031 31,794 269,989
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 47 262,031 415.7
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 45 12,139 19.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 28 10,000 15.9
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 7,397 11.7
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 21 6,701 10.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 22 6,504 10.3
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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33 6,240 9.9
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 5 5,675 9.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 5 5,346 8.5
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 11 5,194 8.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 23 4,989 7.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 19 4,538 7.2
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,265 5.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 6 2,585 4.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 2,100 3.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 2,082 3.3
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 1,733 2.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,562 2.5
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 9 1,277 2.0
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 881 1.4
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 781 1.2
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 5 655 1.0
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 633 1.0
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 572 0.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 561 0.9
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 547 0.9
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 500 0.8
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 440 0.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 425 0.7
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 403 0.6
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 365 0.6
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 295 0.5
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 238 0.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 232 0.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 223 0.4
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 202 0.3
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 167 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 131 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 111 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 104 0.2
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 96 0.2
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 78 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 74 0.1
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 72 0.1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 69 0.1
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 54 0.1
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 40 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 39 0.1
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 24 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 21 0.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 10 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Totals: 397 360,391  

The population of Monmouth County, New Jersey was 630,380 in 2010; in 2000 it was 615,301. The total population changed 2.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (360,391) included 57.2% 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.