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Union County, New Jersey

Religious Traditions, 2010

30,123 7,858 35,313 5,717 247,240 28,707 181,541
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 42 247,240 460.8
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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35 17,396 32.4
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 27 11,239 20.9
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 27 8,332 15.5
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 20 3,992 7.4
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 19 5,172 9.6
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 14 6,735 12.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 12 1,991 3.7
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 10 3,025 5.6
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 10 --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 10 4,000 7.5
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 9 3,265 6.1
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 8 2,280 4.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 8 10,494 19.6
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 1,083 2.0
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 465 0.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 382 0.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 5 2,521 4.7
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 5 4,196 7.8
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,022 1.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,601 3.0
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 550 1.0
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 428 0.8
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 4 407 0.8
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 561 1.0
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 4 5,481 10.2
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 4,275 8.0
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 297 0.6
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 0 ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 150 0.3
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 281 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 113 0.2
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
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 2 --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 2 1,171 2.2
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 192 0.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 345 0.6
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 490 0.9
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 1,000 1.9
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 1 --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 43 0.1
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 1 292 0.5
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 1 16 0.0
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 74 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 210 0.4
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 145 0.3
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 1 250 0.5
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 1 25 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 420 0.8
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 52 0.1
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 1 185 0.3
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 124 0.2
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.7
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 0 ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 1 348 0.6
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 73 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 0 ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 70 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 0 14 0.0
Totals: 382 354,958  

The population of Union County, New Jersey was 536,499 in 2010; in 2000 it was 522,541. The total population changed 2.7%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (354,958) included 66.2% 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.