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