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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
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant
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6 --- ---
International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Evangelical Protestant
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14 --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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986 343,090 17.5
Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist 7 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist 234 --- ---
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 361 88,216 4.5
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
American Baptist Association, The Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 24 0.0
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist 419 175,548 9.0
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 --- ---
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 72 7,198 0.4
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 44 4,294 0.2
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 80 8,725 0.4
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 92 --- ---
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 15 2,130 0.1
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Black Protestant Baptist 23 --- ---
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 21 --- ---
Independent Baptist Fellowship International Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 2 3,693 0.2
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 14 3,906 0.2
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 218 100,352 5.1
National Missionary Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 14 2,768 0.1
New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 4 423 0.0
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist 29 19,827 1.0
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist 14 --- ---
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA and Canada Evangelical Protestant Baptist 5 298 0.0
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 252 29,751 1.5
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 1,322 7,216,151 368.8
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 14 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 42 --- ---
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 11 1,463 0.1
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 4,294 0.2
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 8,000 0.4
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 10 4,780 0.2
Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 100 0.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 23 24,295 1.2
Eritrean Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 2 300 0.0
Ethiopian Orthodox Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 5 --- ---
Georgian Orthodox Parishes in the United States Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 150 0.0
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 62 95,120 4.9
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 45 0.0
Macedonian Orthodox Church: American Diocese Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 3 2,800 0.1
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 12 1,962 0.1
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 32 7,465 0.4
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 41 6,462 0.3
Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 9 8,315 0.4
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 2,953 0.2
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 21 3,885 0.2
Serbian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 4 3,700 0.2
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 7 3,050 0.2
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 17 6,170 0.3
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 13 --- ---
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 507 161,085 8.2
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Bruderhof Communities, Inc. Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 3 405 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 5 0.0
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 4 442 0.0
Evangelical Friends Church International* Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 2 74 0.0
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 36 2,478 0.1
Friends General Conference* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 3 86 0.0
Grace Brethren Churches, Fellowship of Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 --- ---
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 17 1,011 0.1
U.S. Mennonite Brethren Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 0 ---
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness 10 688 0.0
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 153 27,473 1.4
Church of Christ (Holiness), U.S.A. Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 30 1,947 0.1
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 118 14,690 0.8
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 --- ---
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Holiness 22 2,458 0.1
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 17 1,266 0.1
Pillar of Fire Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 1,500 0.1
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 61 16,833 0.9
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 23 3,622 0.2
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 19 --- ---
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 4 --- ---
Independent Fundamental Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 11 --- ---
Association of Messianic Congregations Other Judaism 1 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism 153 114,352 5.8
Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism 978 682,580 34.9
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism 13 6,458 0.3
Reform Judaism Other Judaism 116 128,121 6.5
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism 6 --- ---
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 114 69,466 3.6
Community of Christ Other Latter-day Saints 2 322 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 42 10,406 0.5
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 2 --- ---
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 9 2,511 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 324 102,854 5.3
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 139 43,356 2.2
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 10 1,387 0.1
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 4 371 0.0
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 120 67,006 3.4
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 92 23,668 1.2
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 2,829 0.1
Church of the United Brethren in Christ Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 4 124 0.0
Evangelical Congregational Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 2 238 0.0
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 16 1,946 0.1
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 43 5,863 0.3
Moravian Church in America--Northern Province Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 11 2,558 0.1
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 --- ---
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 582 163,399 8.4
Bahá'í Other Other Groups 23 4,252 0.2
Buddhism, Mahayana Other Other Groups 141 63,833 3.3
Buddhism, Theravada Other Other Groups 11 7,183 0.4
Buddhism, Vajrayana Other Other Groups 41 5,666 0.3
Hindu, Indian-American Hindu Temple Assoc. Other Other Groups 60 39,789 2.0
Hindu, Post Renaissance Other Other Groups 78 4,611 0.2
Hindu, Renaissance Other Other Groups 13 425 0.0
Hindu, Traditional Temples Other Other Groups 48 35,589 1.8
Jain Other Other Groups 4 --- ---
Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of Mainline Protestant Other Groups 2 627 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups 296 454,254 23.2
New Apostolic Church of North America, National Organization of the Other Other Groups 31 --- ---
Shinto Other Other Groups 1 --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups 17 --- ---
Tao Other Other Groups 3 --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups 22 --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups 3 812 0.0
Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland, OR Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 7 302 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 534 101,718 5.2
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 29 --- ---
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 234 33,954 1.7
Church of God by Faith, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal 96 17,866 0.9
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 62 6,409 0.3
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 50 --- ---
Elim Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 --- ---
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 14 1,612 0.1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 69 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 16 4,266 0.2
Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 250 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 10 1,089 0.1
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 22 --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal 40 --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 42 --- ---
United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 2 --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 15 3,256 0.2
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 15 1,481 0.1
Bible Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 31 5,351 0.3
Churches of God, General Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 77 0.0
Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 --- ---
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 462 0.0
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 411 0.0
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 3 207 0.0
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 4 1,043 0.1
Free Reformed Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Heritage Reformed Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 115 0.0
Hungarian Reformed Churches (Additional) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 14 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 54 --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 78 --- ---
Korean-American Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 43 --- ---
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 10 1,737 0.1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 12 918 0.0
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 503 122,107 6.2
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 47 6,190 0.3
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 235 51,672 2.6
Reformed Presbyterian Church Hanover Presbytery Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 --- ---
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 2 71 0.0
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 127 25,768 1.3
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 6 --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist 4 --- ---
Swedenborgian Church Other Spiritualist 3 --- ---
Totals: 11,640 10,863,023  

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.

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.