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Passaic County, New Jersey

Religious Traditions, 2010

20,164 3,610 15,796 5,990 199,315 44,397 211,954
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 52 199,315 397.7
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 14 27,915 55.7
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 15 8,000 16.0
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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21 6,603 13.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 4,263 8.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 4,106 8.2
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 22 3,652 7.3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 3,012 6.0
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 18 2,531 5.0
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 5 2,287 4.6
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 2,051 4.1
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 2 1,992 4.0
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,918 3.8
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 10 1,887 3.8
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 1,503 3.0
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,500 3.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,500 3.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 1 1,200 2.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,196 2.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 1 1,110 2.2
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 1,047 2.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,031 2.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 1,025 2.0
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 915 1.8
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 750 1.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 638 1.3
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 610 1.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 595 1.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 3 582 1.2
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 556 1.1
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 538 1.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 444 0.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 429 0.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 378 0.8
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 373 0.7
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 350 0.7
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.6
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 205 0.4
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 1 185 0.4
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 180 0.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 1 119 0.2
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 109 0.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 1 102 0.2
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 90 0.2
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 83 0.2
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 65 0.1
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 31 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 1 0.0
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 6 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 2 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 4 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 3 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Totals: 330 289,272  

The population of Passaic County, New Jersey was 501,226 in 2010; in 2000 it was 489,049. The total population changed 2.5%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (289,272) included 57.7% 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.