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Ocean County, New Jersey

Religious Traditions, 2010

14,510 2,303 28,029 1,280 173,318 56,416 300,711
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
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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29 6,384 11.1
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 5 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 340 0.6
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 5 672 1.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 67 0.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 158 0.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 3 673 1.2
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 95 0.2
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 26 173,318 300.6
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 750 1.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 400 0.7
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 130 0.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 12 3,889 6.7
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 2 49 0.1
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 35 0.1
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 1,863 3.2
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 153 0.3
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 233 0.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 2 1,307 2.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 90 50,000 86.7
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 729 1.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,191 2.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 48 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 10 4,847 8.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 1,141 2.0
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 69 0.1
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 490 0.8
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 191 0.3
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 180 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 115 0.2
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 27 11,319 19.6
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 56 0.1
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 102 0.2
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 21 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 2,949 5.1
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 13 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 11 3,141 5.4
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 173 0.3
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 949 1.6
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 306 0.5
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 67 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 57 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 6,164 10.7
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 929 1.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 93 0.2
Totals: 302 275,856  

The population of Ocean County, New Jersey was 576,567 in 2010; in 2000 it was 510,916. The total population changed 12.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (275,856) included 47.8% 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.