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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 1,313 6,465,689 383.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 601 242,792 14.4
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 559 273,556 16.2
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 515 210,809 12.5
Jewish Other Judaism 380 199,160 11.8
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 361 170,424 10.1
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 328 166,935 9.9
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 245 94,154 5.6
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 241 42,898 2.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 149 71,937 4.3
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 140 33,458 2.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 139 48,263 2.9
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 116 7,008 0.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 112 179,951 10.7
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 83 13,909 0.8
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 75 14,053 0.8
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 61 7,646 0.5
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 57 5,310 0.3
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 57 5,631 0.3
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 51 9,606 0.6
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 50 15,957 0.9
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 47 10,291 0.6
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 44 11,327 0.7
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 42 9,689 0.6
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 40 4,385 0.3
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 31 7,062 0.4
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 29 8,582 0.5
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 28 3,087 0.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 24 1,272 0.1
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 11,693 0.7
Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 13 428 0.0
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 1,503 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 1,128 0.1
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 10 3,783 0.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 3,444 0.2
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 857 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 8 1,026 0.1
Church of Jesus Christ, The (Bickertonites) Other Latter-day Saints 7 282 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 7 902 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 721 0.0
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 792 0.0
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 1,805 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 768 0.0
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 4,383 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 5 334 0.0
Holiness Church of God, Inc., The Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 115 0.0
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 4 690 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 170 0.0
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 10,373 0.6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 414 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 175 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 3,425 0.2
Bible Church of Christ, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 3,238 0.2
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 262 0.0
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 2 68 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 257 0.0
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 493 0.0
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 246 0.0
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 188 0.0
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 2 185 0.0
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 18 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 52 0.0
General Church of the New Jerusalem Other Spiritualist 1 24 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 80 0.0
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 140 0.0
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 77 0.0
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 39 0.0
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 1,449 0.1
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Totals: 6,102 8,390,868  

The population of the New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 16,868,198 in 1980. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (8,390,868) included 49.7% of the total population in 1980.

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.