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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 % Change
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups +131 +161,165 +55.0%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +127 +22,550 +34.3%
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +77 +7,616 +8.1%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +74 +6,529 +28.1%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +62 +8,823 +35.1%
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist +45 +2,463 +52.0%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +28 +6,307 +29.8%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist +23 -14,903 -7.8%
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +14 +1,942 +45.7%
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +13 +1,425 +2,544.6%
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +13 --- ---
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +12 +2,238 +53.7%
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +11 +696 +122.1%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +10 +656 +8.1%
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +8 +3,332 +356.7%
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +8 +1,640 +28.2%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +7 +495 +8.3%
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +7 +1,306 +67.0%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +6 -1,775 -24.9%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +4 -345 -15.1%
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +4 +592 +43.2%
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +4 +63 +6.1%
Sikh Other Other Groups +4 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3 +47 +2.3%
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +3 +836 +403.9%
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +3 --- ---
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +2 +614 +16.9%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 +131 +8.8%
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 +841 +52.0%
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 +89 +10.7%
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +2 --- ---
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +2 +1,378 +87.5%
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 --- ---
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +2 -1,412 -28.0%
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 -608 -12.4%
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 +141 +53.4%
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +1 -97 -18.0%
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +1 -4,175 -53.1%
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 -200 -6.7%
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 -1,700 -31.5%
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 -550 -15.3%
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 +965 +18.5%
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -1 -4.0%
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -1,341 -47.8%
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +3,660 +84.3%
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -14,682 -75.4%
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 --- ---
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -500 -83.3%
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 +6 +8.5%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -39 -7.8%
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +24 +114.3%
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups +0 +184 +41.5%
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 -781 -23.4%
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 --- ---
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church +0 -24 -100.0%
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 +4 +1.1%
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 --- ---
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -148 -26.5%
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 -45 -39.5%
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist -1 --- ---
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 -912 -17.5%
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints -2 +90 +38.8%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist -2 -713 -10.8%
Jain Other Other Groups -2 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church -2 -76 -7.0%
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -2 -532 -23.4%
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist -2 +73 +20.9%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness -2 -79 -0.5%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal -2 +475 +4.8%
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness -4 -549 -22.0%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) -4 +23,651 +33.1%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness -5 +1,405 +10.6%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran -5 -11,110 -20.4%
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -7 -15,914 -23.5%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints -8 +30,548 +78.5%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -11 -25,876 -17.5%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -12 -29,440 -15.3%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -13 -837,605 -10.4%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -15 -5,824 -18.4%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -26 -23,845 -18.8%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -28 -24,264 -13.1%
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 Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
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: +566 -725,065 -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 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.