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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
Jewish Other Judaism 1,571 2,122,005 121.9
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,321 7,616,293 437.4
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 605 223,850 12.9
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 542 211,336 12.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 519 171,970 9.9
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 391 196,161 11.3
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 357 142,126 8.2
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 339 78,965 4.5
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 241 79,096 4.5
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 202 59,197 3.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 144 59,472 3.4
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 141 39,667 2.3
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 125 14,802 0.9
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 117 180,140 10.3
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 117 20,243 1.2
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 93 12,897 0.7
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 87 --- ---
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 76 8,767 0.5
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 76 --- ---
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 67 9,746 0.6
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 66 --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 63 7,569 0.4
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 55 19,311 1.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 53 4,704 0.3
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 47 10,690 0.6
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 46 3,301 0.2
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 44 10,210 0.6
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 39 2,856 0.2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 39 2,304 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 37 5,028 0.3
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 37 3,384 0.2
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 37 --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 29 7,775 0.4
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 21 24,795 1.4
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 19 984 0.1
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 19 1,707 0.1
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 16 933 0.1
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 14 1,513 0.1
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 13 --- ---
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 4,378 0.3
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 2,386 0.1
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 2,532 0.1
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 2,402 0.1
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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8 7,850 0.5
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 713 0.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 479 0.0
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 659 0.0
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 6 515 0.0
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mainline Protestant Lutheran 5 1,744 0.1
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 9,300 0.5
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 4 211 0.0
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 120 0.0
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 4 2,501 0.1
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 4 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 378 0.0
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 3 169 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 22,000 1.3
Bible Church of Christ, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 7,423 0.4
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 230 0.0
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 3 173 0.0
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 163 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 49 0.0
Byelorussion Council Of Orthodox Churches In North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 364 0.0
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 71 0.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 680 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 187 0.0
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 121 0.0
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 964 0.1
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 13 0.0
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 11 0.0
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 21 0.0
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 95 0.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 14 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 86 0.0
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 266 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 112 0.0
Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (Wesleyan), The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 3 0.0
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 57 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 17 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 580,683 33.3
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Totals: 7,985 12,003,937  

The population of the New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 17,413,155 in 1990; in 1980 it was 16,868,198. The total population changed 3.2%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (12,003,937) included 68.9% of the total population in 1990.

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.