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Somerset County, New Jersey

Religious Traditions, 2010

13,158 1,076 27,472 1,200 98,951 15,078 166,509
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 29 98,951 305.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 16 6,842 21.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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15 6,001 18.6
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 4,843 15.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 14 3,615 11.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 9 3,131 9.7
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,460 4.5
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 5 3,274 10.1
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 555 1.7
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 4 6,771 20.9
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 907 2.8
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 767 2.4
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 3 304 0.9
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 3 1,974 6.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 3 1,503 4.6
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 3 66 0.2
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 3 3,325 10.3
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 3 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 2 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 2 71 0.2
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 999 3.1
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 274 0.8
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 2 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 349 1.1
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 2 120 0.4
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 123 0.4
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 2 2,241 6.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 209 0.6
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 144 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 123 0.4
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 125 0.4
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 12 0.0
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 1 522 1.6
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 36 0.1
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 125 0.4
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 300 0.9
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 312 1.0
Georgian Orthodox Parishes in the United States Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.5
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 2,333 7.2
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 132 0.4
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 185 0.6
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 213 0.7
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 145 0.4
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 103 0.3
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 1,500 4.6
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 610 1.9
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 80 0.2
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 220 0.7
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 21 0.1
Sikh Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 1.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 177 0.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 98 0.3
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 0 133 0.4
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 61 0.2
Totals: 196 156,935  

The population of Somerset County, New Jersey was 323,444 in 2010; in 2000 it was 297,490. The total population changed 8.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (156,935) included 48.5% 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.