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New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

777,643 238,222 817,579 185,309 7,216,151 1,628,119 8,704,387
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 1,322 7,216,151 368.8
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 978 682,580 34.9
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 296 454,254 23.2
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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986 343,090 17.5
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 419 175,548 9.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 582 163,399 8.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 507 161,085 8.2
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 116 128,121 6.5
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 503 122,107 6.2
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 153 114,352 5.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 324 102,854 5.3
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 534 101,718 5.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 218 100,352 5.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 62 95,120 4.9
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 361 88,216 4.5
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 114 69,466 3.6
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 120 67,006 3.4
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 141 63,833 3.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 235 51,672 2.6
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 139 43,356 2.2
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 60 39,789 2.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 48 35,589 1.8
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 234 33,954 1.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 252 29,751 1.5
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 153 27,473 1.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 127 25,768 1.3
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 23 24,295 1.2
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 92 23,668 1.2
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 29 19,827 1.0
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 96 17,866 0.9
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 61 16,833 0.9
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 118 14,690 0.8
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 42 10,406 0.5
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 80 8,725 0.4
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 8,315 0.4
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 8,000 0.4
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 32 7,465 0.4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 72 7,198 0.4
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 11 7,183 0.4
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 41 6,462 0.3
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 13 6,458 0.3
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 62 6,409 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 47 6,190 0.3
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 17 6,170 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 43 5,863 0.3
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 41 5,666 0.3
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 5,351 0.3
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 4,780 0.2
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 78 4,611 0.2
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 4,294 0.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 44 4,294 0.2
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 4,266 0.2
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 23 4,252 0.2
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 14 3,906 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 21 3,885 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 3,700 0.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 3,693 0.2
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 23 3,622 0.2
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 3,256 0.2
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 3,050 0.2
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 2,953 0.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 2,829 0.1
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 2,800 0.1
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 14 2,768 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 2,558 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 2,511 0.1
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 36 2,478 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 2,458 0.1
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 2,130 0.1
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 12 1,962 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 30 1,947 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 1,946 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,737 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 1,612 0.1
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 1,500 0.1
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 1,481 0.1
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 1,463 0.1
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 1,387 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 1,266 0.1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,089 0.1
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,043 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 17 1,011 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 918 0.0
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 3 812 0.0
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 688 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 627 0.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 462 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 442 0.0
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 13 425 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 423 0.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 411 0.0
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 405 0.0
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 371 0.0
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 322 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 302 0.0
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 300 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 298 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 250 0.0
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 238 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 207 0.0
Georgian Orthodox Parishes in the United States Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.0
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 124 0.0
Heritage Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 115 0.0
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.0
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 86 0.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 77 0.0
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 74 0.0
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 71 0.0
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 69 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.0
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 24 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 5 0.0
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 13 --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 19 --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 42 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 50 --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 92 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 --- ---
Free Reformed Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 23 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 11 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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6 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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14 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 234 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 54 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 78 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 43 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 4 --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 31 --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 14 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Shinto Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 17 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 3 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 6 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 40 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 42 --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 22 --- ---
Totals: 11,640 10,863,023  

The population of the New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 19,567,410 in 2010; in 2000 it was 18,944,519. The total population changed 3.3%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (10,863,023) included 55.5% of the total population in 2010.

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 25 counties: Bergen County, New Jersey, Bronx County, New York, Dutchess County, New York, Essex County, New Jersey, Hudson County, New Jersey, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, Kings County, New York, Middlesex County, New Jersey, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Morris County, New Jersey, Nassau County, New York, New York County, New York, Ocean County, New Jersey, Orange County, New York, Passaic County, New Jersey, Pike County, Pennsylvania, Putnam County, New York, Queens County, New York, Richmond County, New York, Rockland County, New York, Somerset County, New Jersey, Suffolk County, New York, Sussex County, New Jersey, Union County, New Jersey, Westchester County, New York.

* 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.