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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
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 24 9,964 19.1
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 416 0.8
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 3,923 7.5
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 0 54 0.1
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 46 251,815 481.9
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 5 630 1.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 75 0.1
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 3 235 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 588 1.1
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 121 0.2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 6 2,132 4.1
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 191 0.4
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 138 0.3
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 256 0.5
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 187 0.4
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 17 6,705 12.8
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 13 4,299 8.2
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 362 0.7
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 62 0.1
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 3,432 6.6
Hindus Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 172 0.3
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Jewish Other Judaism 16 30,100 57.6
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 5 1,431 2.7
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 82 0.2
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 2 2,041 3.9
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 131 0.3
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 133 0.3
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 30 11,826 22.6
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 217 0.4
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 281 0.5
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,400 2.7
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 8 783 1.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 398 0.8
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 2 803 1.5
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 1,667 3.2
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 17 5,022 9.6
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 35 0.1
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 262 342,107  

The population of Union County, New Jersey was 522,541 in 2000; in 1990 it was 493,819. The total population changed 5.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (342,107) included 65.5% of the total population in 2000.

* 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.