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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 1,335 8,053,756 425.1
Jewish Other Judaism 1,168 1,951,000 103.0
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 594 192,839 10.2
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 535 185,349 9.8
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 514 147,983 7.8
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 457 94,102 5.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 396 190,451 10.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 350 126,699 6.7
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 242 67,586 3.6
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 234 65,666 3.5
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 178 23,222 1.2
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 172 25,131 1.3
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 165 293,089 15.5
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 144 54,466 2.9
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 142 31,592 1.7
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 125 21,166 1.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 123 13,285 0.7
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 122 38,918 2.1
Hindus Other Other Groups 113 --- ---
Buddhists Other Other Groups 105 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 93 14,117 0.7
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 70 8,069 0.4
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 66 71,469 3.8
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 63 16,912 0.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 50 4,171 0.2
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 46 5,206 0.3
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 45 6,576 0.3
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 44 9,931 0.5
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 36 2,375 0.1
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 34 2,496 0.1
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 34 5,967 0.3
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 33 4,248 0.2
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 27 4,735 0.2
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 25 7,126 0.4
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 24 5,825 0.3
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 21 3,638 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 21 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 21 5,034 0.3
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 20 1,617 0.1
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 20 2,565 0.1
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 19 1,087 0.1
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 --- ---
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 16 5,205 0.3
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 13 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 12 2,083 0.1
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 12 2,291 0.1
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 1,481 0.1
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 12 23,600 1.2
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 2,269 0.1
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 2,804 0.1
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant
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International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 11 3,850 0.2
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 3,339 0.2
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 19,462 1.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 829 0.0
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 4,902 0.3
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 934 0.0
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 8 1,370 0.1
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 8 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 8 1,950 0.1
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 7 559 0.0
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 --- ---
Jain Other Other Groups 6 --- ---
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 6 570 0.0
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 564 0.0
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 6 350 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 1,026 0.1
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 6 3,600 0.2
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 4 232 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Vasiloupulis Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 7,150 0.4
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 1,080 0.1
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,092 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 367 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 4,340 0.2
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 539 0.0
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 5,400 0.3
Tao Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Apostolic Christian Churches (Nazarene) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 151 0.0
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 56 0.0
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 264 0.0
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 71 0.0
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 501 0.0
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 114 0.0
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 3,000 0.2
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 443 0.0
Netherlands Reformed Congregations Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 813 0.0
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 1,575 0.1
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA (New Gracanica Metropolitanate) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 25 0.0
Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, North American Dioceses Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 760 0.0
Baptist Missionary Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 30 0.0
Brethren Church, The (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 6 0.0
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 35 0.0
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 600 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 207 0.0
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 21 0.0
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 7,868 0.4
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 44 0.0
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and other Fundamental Bapti Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 29 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 400 0.0
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 61 0.0
Protestant Reformed Churches in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 27 0.0
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 24 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist --- --- ---
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Free Reformed Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Georgian Orthodox Parishes in the United States Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) --- --- ---
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
Heritage Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist --- --- ---
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups --- --- ---
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Shinto Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: 8,373 11,888,152  

The population of the New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 18,944,519 in 2000; in 1990 it was 17,413,155. The total population changed 8.8%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (11,888,152) included 62.8% of the total population in 2000.

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.