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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 % Change
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +195 +22,753 +28.8%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +159 +29,019 +49.0%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +135 +9,508 +47.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +109 +19,152 +129.4%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +60 +14,576 +113.0%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints +59 +50,155 +259.7%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +42 +5,923 +67.6%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist +28 -20,613 -10.5%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +28 +4,483 +262.6%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +25 -3,492 -32.7%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +23 +4,105 +178.2%
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist +16 --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +15 +1,145 +946.3%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +14 +4,079 +2,181.3%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +13 -1,021 -10.5%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +13 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +10 +1,492 +1,243.3%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +9 +1,471 +223.2%
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +9 +2,109 +139.4%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +8 +12,129 +257.8%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +7 +859 +373.5%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +6 +835 +16.6%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness +6 +1,525 +163.5%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +4 --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist +3 --- ---
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +3 +931 +831.3%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 -2,424 -31.2%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +2 +78 +21.4%
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +2 +53 +74.6%
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist +2 +125 +72.3%
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +2 -6,250 -67.2%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism +1 -400,142 -5.3%
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 -28 -10.5%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -923 -38.7%
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -14,000 -63.6%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 --- ---
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -218 -32.1%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -68 -14.2%
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 +12 +21.1%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -665 -27.7%
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 --- ---
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -7 -1.9%
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -1 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -1 -21 -0.8%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -1 -1,820 -41.6%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 +993 +30.1%
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist -2 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -2 +27 +2.7%
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -2 --- ---
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal -2 +196 +1.9%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -4 --- ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist -4 -290 -40.7%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -5 -16,116 -27.1%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -6 -27,424 -34.7%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -9 -909 -31.8%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -14 -13,899 -35.0%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -16 -49,863 -29.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -23 -60,451 -27.0%
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist -25 -156,472 -86.9%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -33 -39,272 -27.6%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -35 -50,251 -23.8%
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist -44 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science -45 --- ---
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Totals: +735 -678,906 -7%

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.

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.